World Sight Day 2017

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Rubeena Jadwat Tel: 034-312-1292
Rubeena Jadwat Tel: 034-312-1292
Mtshali Eyecare Tel: 034-312-4399
Mtshali Eyecare Tel: 034-312-4399
Davida van der Merwe Tel: 034-312-4602
Davida van der Merwe Tel: 034-312-4602
Faizal Mohammed Tel: 034-312-2722
Faizal Mohammed Tel: 034-312-2722
Are you one of millions of people with a sight-threatening disease? Unless you have your eyes checked regularly by an eye care professional, you might not even be aware that your sight is in danger.  Many health conditions affect the major body organs as well as our eyes. Diabetes, hypertension even high pressure in the eyes (glaucoma) can lead to blindness.
Our everyday activities, such as gardening, working outdoors, even washing clothes leads to sun exposure.

 Did you know the sun can damage your eyes?

Cataracts are a leading cause of visual impairment, thus sun protection is important. Prolonged near tasks like reading, writing and computer games can lead to muscle irregularities. Eye health is not only related to vision but muscles and how these muscles help keep our eyes straight and in focus. Vision problems in children lead to poor concentration at school and poor performance in examinations.
An early eye test early for a school going child will help facilitate his/her development in school.
Delayed diagnosis of eye conditions can result in blurry vision that cannot be corrected in adulthood, thus the sooner the eye test the better.
October marks World Sight month, and Faizal Mohammed Optometrists aims to celebrate it by taking the initiative to promote good eye health and vision by helping and to help as many needy people as possible.  Faizal Mohammed Optometrists is dedicated to taking the precious gift of sight to those who cannot afford it. At Faizal Mohammed Optometrists, nothing warms its hearts more than reaching out to fulfil social responsibility and a bringing the miracle of sight to someone’s life.
Faizal Mohammed Optometrists realises that a large percentage of the population cannot see because they do not wear spectacles.  Many of these people, unfortunately, do not wear spectacles simply because they cannot afford them.
This may have an impact on every aspect of their lives from work or school, to social interaction and personal development, often having far reaching consequences.
A basic pair of spectacles is often enough to help improve or secure the livelihood of an individual or a family.
While it is a tragedy that in the bountiful world we live in people are still unable to afford a simple necessity such as spectacles, Faizal Mohammed Optometrists is hopeful that this initiative will make a significant difference in the personal, economic and psychological lives of our community. It’s not just about the restoration of sight; it’s about the restoration of a human life!

Regular Optometric Care

Infants and Children: Newborns are typically screened at birth for congenital eye disorders and disease. In addition, all infants should receive an evaluation for vision problems and eye disease by an optometrist by six months of age or sooner if abnormalities or risk factors are present. Early diagnosis and treatment are important to ensure proper visual development, to prevent vision loss due to eye disease and to manage hereditary or congenital eye disorders such as lazy eye or crossed eyes. In the absence of specific problems or symptoms, re-examinations at age three and prior to entry into school are recommended. These examinations provide the opportunity to evaluate the level of a child’s visual development
and can provide early diagnosis
and intervention, to prevent
visual impairment due to various
conditions.
At Risk: Infants born prematurely, with low birth weight, or whose mother had rubella, venereal disease, AIDS related infection or a history of substance abuse or other medical problems during pregnancy are at a particularly high risk for the development of eye and vision problems. Also, the presence of high refractive error or a family history of eye disease, crossed eyes or congenital eye disorders places infants and children at risk.
School-aged Children: Vision may change frequently during the school years. The most common problems are due to the development and progression of nearsightedness. In addition, the existence of eye focusing and/or eye coordination problems may affect school performance. Periodic examinations are recommended.
At Risk: Children failing to progress educationally or exhibiting reading
and/or learning disabilities should
receive an optometric examination as
part of a multidisciplinary evaluation.
Adults: During the adult years, the increased visual demands of our technological society brings about the need for regular optometric care.
While the incidence of ocular disease is low for young adults, vocational and recreational visual demands are significant.
To maintain visual efficiency, productivity, and optimum eye health, periodic examinations are recommended.
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