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In this digital era, screens dominate our personal & professional lives. Busy professionals spend countless hours glued to computer screens, tablets, and smartphones, exposing our eyes to potential harm. 

However, preserving our eyesight doesn't have to be complicated. As a matter of fact, understanding common eye issues and implementing practical eye care tips can help protect your vision.

Common Eye Problems in Adults

Our modern work environment frequently poses considerable challenges to our eye health. For example, a large number of professionals face problems like vision changes. These may be as simple as short or farsightedness, astigmatism or more complex issue like Digital Eye Strain. 

Such conditions often result from persistent used of digital screens and inadequate lighting, which can burden your eyes, causing blurred vision and headaches.

Moreover, as we age, the likelihood of developing more severe eye conditions increases, making eye health a growing priority for many. For instance, conditions such as cataracts can cause blurred vision due to a clouding of the eye lens. 

Similarly, glaucoma poses a risk by potentially damaging your optic nerve from increased pressure within your eyes. These health issues underline the importance of regular eye check-ups and maintaining a healthy lifestyle to safeguard our vision.

Tips to Maintain Optimal Eye Health

In the hustle and bustle of professional life, eye health often takes a back seat. However, maintaining a good vision is essential and can be achieved with the right approach. Here are some ways to keep your eye health in check.

1. Nutrition forms the cornerstone of eye health

Consuming foods rich in specific nutrients like Vitamin A, C, E, and Omega-3 fatty acids can provide significant benefits for the eyes. For example, nutrients found in foods like green leafy vegetables, oily fish, citrus fruits, and nuts are known for their protective properties, aiding in maintaining good vision and preventing eye diseases. 

2. Take regular breaks from the screen 

A rule of thumb to follow is the 20-20-20 rule: every 20 minutes of near task, take a 20-second break by looking at something 20 feet away. This simple routine can help alleviate eye strain and maintain your eye's focusing ability.

3. Wear the correct prescription eyewear

Our eyes and vision can change with time, therefore it is important to have annual rountine comprehensive eye checks. This is for preventive care, as most eye diseases have better outcome if there are detected and treated early. Wearing the correct updated prescription also reduces the chances of eye strain and vision fatigue. Allowing one to be more efficient both at work and play. For kids clear vision is critical, as it not only impact Learning, poor vision at early stage in life can impact retina and brain development.

4. Go for regular eye check-ups and eye screenings

Caring for your eyes extends far beyond just updating your prescription glasses or contact lenses. It necessitates a more holistic approach — one that does not isolate your vision but instead views it as a factor that is interconnected with your overall health.

At Eyecare People, we emphasise the importance of understanding not just your eye prescription but also the state of your eye health. This includes your eyes' ability to focus at varying distances, endure prolonged screen exposure, and the eyeball length, a factor important in conditions such as myopia. We examine the front and back of the eye to screen for common eye disease in Singapore like Glaucoma, Cataract, Diabetic Retinopathy and other Retina changes.

We conduct a comprehensive eye check-up to evaluate these facets, helping us gain a holistic picture of your eye health. Our approach allows us to provide personalised eye care tips tailored to your lifestyle needs and unique eye health status.

These tests and checks also ensure the early detection and treatment of potential eye health issues, keeping serious conditions at bay.

5. Consider exploring solutions like the OK Lens

A contact lens designed to correct your vision while you sleep, Ortho-K lenses are an example of a solution available today to enhance eye health and provide comfortable vision solutions.

Trusting Your Vision with Eyecare People

At Eyecare People, we believe in a holistic approach to vision care, focusing on education, counselling, and lifestyle modifications alongside vision care products. This approach helps us in our goal of maintaining good vision in adults.

Our commitment extends to ensuring that working individuals continue to maintain good eye health and reduce their risk of vision loss. With Eyecare People, you don't just get an eye screening in Singapore; you get a partner for life in your vision care journey.

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