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General EYE ADVICE

Introduction

Part I Eye Problems, Possible Causes and Advice By AGE Grouping

Section (A) INFANTS and PRE-SCHOOLERS

Section (B) SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN and ADOLESCENTS

Section (C) YOUNGER ADULTS  (UP TO EARLY FORTIES)

Section (D) MIDDLE AGE (UP TO SIXTY YEARS)

Section (E) OLDER AGE (OVER SIXTY YEARS)

Part (II) Selected Eye problems of Importance to All Age Groups.

Section (A) ASTIGMATISM

Section (B) COMMON CHRONIC INFECTIVE CONJUNCTIVITIS

Section (C) Hints on Eye Usage with Computers

Section (D) Lifestyle and Glaucoma

CONCLUSION

Recommendations:

(i) Timely eye examinations are important. Every child should have a thorough eye examination before starting school. This will reveal any weaknesses which may already exist before the child is challenged by the visual demands of schooling. This enables appropriate measures to be taken to help prevent worsening of any undesirable tendencies of the visual system.

A further eye examination is recommended around the time of commencing high school, as a greater demand is expected on the visual system. This concept of being ready for the task is generally true for many tasks and applies to anyone at any age who is contemplating on significantly increasing the demand on their visual system.

(ii) Sun protection should be encouraged for people of all ages. Children may suffer radiation damage that may be cumulative and may not show up until at an older age. Hats and sunglasses should be strongly encouraged at all times when children are exposed to the sun.

(iii) Good visual hygiene or proper use of the eyes is essential in order to maintain good vision. The following appendix is taken from a handout that we give to patients in our clinics who have vision problems related to the use of their eyes. If computers are used, see Part II (C) as well.

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