It has been reported in Medical News Today that a growing, concerning number of young people are being diagnosed with serious eye conditions according to a survey of Optometrists.
The optometrists surveyed have put this down to a number of reasons with our digital lifestyles prevailing as one of the most damaging factors. The increased use of screens in our life, not just the computer, but the constant pull of our smartphones (with the average person reportedly checking their phone 110 times a day* if not more) is putting increasing strain on our eyes leading to the serious deterioration of our eyes. Such conditions include dry eye, glaucoma, cataracts and age-related macular degeneration, all seen at much younger ages than expected.
Looking after the general health of our eyes is also a concern, with over 90% of Optometrist’s saying they believe that people don’t take their eye health seriously or look after their eyes as much as they should. This includes poor diets, smoking, not wearing sunglasses and not following a correct hygiene programme for their contact lenses.
Eyesight is something a lot of us take for granted and can be easily overlooked (pardon the pun). LaserVision would recommend these simple steps to take care of your eyes at any age.
* Source: Daily Mail