Hello and welcome to the Vision-and-Eye-Health.com website!
My name is Brian Ang, and I would like to share with you my passion in all things related to this amazing, sphere-like organ that we all have, and which measures no more than 3 centimeters in length: our eyes!
Let’s face it, we all take our vision and eye health for granted. We use our eyes every single day, for virtually all tasks that we do, in all aspects of our life: at work, reading, driving, television, computer work, sports, etc.
Yet, we often do not take enough time and effort to consider how we should take care of our vision and avoid eye problems. But we should. You should too. All of us should.
We all hope that we would never have to go through the moment when we hear dreaded words and sentences such as these:
"Your partner is going blind."
"We can't help your child's vision anymore."
"I am sorry, but the eye can no longer be saved."
"There's nothing more we can do for your father's sight."
Why you should look after your vision and eye health
Just imagine a world where you wake up in the morning, and everything appears a bit hazy.
You can't tell the time because the numbers on the clock are not clear.
You find it difficult to recognize your family and friends.
Even pouring water into cups is starting to become difficult because you tend to misjudge the positions of the cup and the kettle.
Going outside has become a chore because it is difficult for you to get around and you do not like feeling unsafe.
You never realized that having eye problems could impact on your life so much.
Welcome to the world of the visually impaired.
Left: An example of what you should be able to see when you have normal eyesight
Center: How your peripheral vision may be affected if you have glaucoma
Right: How your vision may be affected if you have age-related macular degeneration
The above are excellent examples of why you should be vigilant about your vision and eye health.
The better you look after your eyes, the less eye problems you will experience and the better your eyes will work for you. You will be able to see better for a longer period of time. You reduce the risk of becoming visually impaired or blind.
How common is eye disease causing visual impairment?
Everybody places a lot of emphasis in the ability to see, and thus visual impairment or blindness would cause a significant negative impact in your quality of life.
“Is visual impairment THAT common? Surely it can’t happen to me?”
Unfortunately it can. Look around you. Everyone knows someone else who suffers from an eye problem, whether mild or severe: cataract, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, amblyopia, uveitis, retinal detachment... the list is endless!
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that throughout the world, 2.6% are visually impaired and 0.6% are blind. This is over 310 million visually impaired and over 45 million blind people worldwide!
These figures are staggering. This is exactly how common visual impairment is. Not many people realize this.
There is also one other thing that not many people realize. And that fact is:
85% of all visual impairment in the world can be avoided!
The gift of sight is indeed a precious one. This website will provide you with a wealth of information and tips regarding eye diseases and treatments (including laser and surgery), including recommendations on how to prevent eye diseases and eye problems naturally.
If you already suffer from visual impairment or blindness, this website may help you to prevent further deterioration or even potentially improve your sight.
At the very least, you may gain information that will be of benefit to your family and loved ones.
How should you look after your vision and eye health?
This is the very purpose of this website. To provide unbiased and objective information about looking after your eyes, eye problems and diseases, eye medications, eye surgery, and pretty much everything related to the eyes.
So please feel free to browse around. The great thing is that looking after our vision and eye health can be done by everybody. It is not only for rich or retired people. It does not have to involve lots of money or time. The more you know about eye diseases and how they affect your vision, the better you will be able to look after your eyes.
And you know what? It is never too late to start caring for, and learning about, your vision and eye health. You can start today and make a real difference to your eyes!
Thank you for visiting.
Brian @ Vision-and-Eye-Health.com
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EVENTS, PAPERS & REVIEWS
Proactive glaucoma management - Insight News article
Laser vs surgery for vitreous floaters - Cochrane Review
SITES YOU MIGHT LIKE
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)