So truthfully, how often do you really pay attention to your eye health? Only when you realise you have to squint to see the TV or when your contacts start hurting, right?
Of the five senses, vision is probably the most taken for granted, and the least thought about. Although blindness is among the most common human fears, unfortunately, we generally don’t prioritise eye care.
In love, your eyes may be the windows to your soul but in the medical world, they are the gateway to your health. Because the eye is the only place in the human body where neural tissue and blood vessels can directly be seen, an eye exam can uncover diabetes, high blood pressure, and even an autoimmune disease. Also, getting your eyes checked regularly will help to detect glaucoma and macular degeneration that could cause vision loss.
The good news is that according to the World Health Organisation, 80% of all vision impairment around the world can be prevented and even cured. And with proper care, people can ensure that their eyes perform well throughout their life. However, maintaining healthy vision is about more than simply getting regular vision screenings.
Take care of your eyes every day by simply incorporating a few lifestyle habits to your daily routine.
When you consider that over 80% of the information that you take in from the world is through your eyes, the importance of vision health cannot be overlooked.
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