Having healthy eyes and a perfect vision is a blessing. We are living in an age where all of us are exposed to things that invariably affect the health of our sight. Approximately 3.5 billion people today have an eye condition which requires a majority of them to wear glasses (or lenses) for clear vision. And the bad news is that this number is expected to increase to 6.1 billion by 2020.
On the brighter side, if your weak eye sight is not genetic, it can very much be protected and even restored if precautions and steps are taken in a timely manner.
Below are 5 tips to help you maintain a perfect vision.
- Stop Smoking
Smoking is not just bad for your general health also bad for your eye health. It has been related to age related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts and optic nerve damage – all of which lead to bad vision.
- Protect your eyes from the sun
Wear sunglasses whenever you go outside, even if it is not sunny. Sunglasses block 99% of UVA and UVB rays from affecting your eyes. This also holds true for when you are in sun or near water because they reflect light. Wearing a hat is also advisable.
- Take Computer Breaks
When working on computer, always make a conscious effort to blink more often, it produces a tear film that moistens and refreshes your eyes. Also remember the 20/20 rule : take regular breaks from looking at computer every twenty minutes for at least 20 seconds.
- Maintain a Healthy Weight
Carrying extra weight increase your risk of diabetes and other diseases that lead to loss of vision such as glaucoma
- Comprehensive Eye Exam
Just like other parts of your body, eyes need periodic monitoring too. Changes in your eye can occur gradually. Get a full dilated eye exam every two years, but if you are over 40, it is advisable to go every year or as per your physician’s advice.
EMR (Electronic Medical Record) and Eye Care
Electronic Medical Records provide a health management platform that helps doctors provide the best treatment to their patients through better documentation, real time access to patient’s complete data(medical history/vitals), reports, scheduling& tracking of appointments, and e-referrals among other features.
CloudClinik understands the exclusive needs of each doctor and thus has been helping leading ophthalmologist including Dr. Imran of Akram Eye Hospital to document every clinical encounter in order to enhance patient care. Apart from the general features of EMR, ophthalmologists benefit from eye cards that have been added to the system to analyze eye vision from various viewpoints. The eye card reading can be printed and stored on cloud for future reference. After using the system, our doctors have reported spending more time talking to their patients and less time recording data.
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