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Eye Care & Sight Saving Tips

Eye CareDo you know that: In the Philippines, approximately 500,000 Filipinos are blind due to various eye ailments such as cataracts, glaucoma, retina and vitreous detachments?

The leading causes of blindness among adults in the Philippines is cataracts, accounting for around 400,000 cases?

About 80% of blindness is avoidable through prevention of treatment?

Eye Care & Sight Saving Tips

  • Have your eyes checked annually.
  • Protect your eyes from the sun by wearing UV-absorbent sunglasses.
  • Wear proper protective eye gear while or working.
  • Never rub your eyes or touch them with dirty hands or materials.
  • Be aware of changes in your vision or eye problem and have eyes examined at the first sign of vision or eye problems.
  • Sleep good on a regular basis to provide the eyes enough rest.
  • Take time to relax your eyes.

Maintain a balanced diet with fish and vegetables rich in Vitamin A such as liver, milk, carrots, mangoes, spinach, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, papaya, egg yolk and mozzarella cheese.

Source: www.doh.gov.ph

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