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Your eyesight is not something that should be taken for granted and instead should be greatly valued for the precious gift that it is! Without proper eyesight, even the simplest, most mundane tasks from opening a can of baked beans to driving your car will soon become a daunting experience that can leave you helpless and stressed. With this in mind, it’s important that you take good care of your eyes by scheduling a regular eye vision test with any leading opticians to ensure your eye health is good and that you’re not showing any symptoms of the dangerous eye problems discussed below which could seriously impact your eye health in the future and even result in complete vision loss!

What is Glaucoma

Caused by a build-up of pressure inside your eyeball when the aqueous humor becomes blocked resulting in an excess amount of fluid, glaucoma can be hereditary and can seriously damage your optic nerve causing permanent vision loss.

Having a regular eye vision test is a lot easier than expected with a number of skilled opticians who can keep close tabs on your eye pressure to ensure the early intervention is possible if you indeed develop glaucoma. Whether you have a family history of glaucoma or not, it’s important to have your eye pressure tested as sometimes an eye injury or a minor eye infection can be a cause. 


Extremely common, cataracts refer to the clouding of the lenses of your eyes caused by the proteins present in the lenses clumping together and resulting in a loss of clarity or even adding a tinge of yellowish or brownish color to what you see. While it can often result in your ability to see blue and purple being compromised or partial to full vision loss, it is treatable! There are several leading opticians in Sri Lanka who would be able to diagnose cataracts fairly early, which will let you undergo cataract surgery to implant artificial lenses in place of the faulty (natural) one without delay.

Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is not a term that everyone knows even though it is one of the number of causes for vision loss across the world. There are essentially two types of macular degeneration – “dry” and “wet”. While both types essentially affect your ability to identify people and to do everyday tasks like driving and reading, the dry variety is slower progressing than the wet. However, both types require frequent inspections by any leading optician. Early intervention is again key when it comes to macular degeneration, so it’s important to have a regular eye vision test to keep a close watch out for symptoms.

Retinal Detachment

Having a healthy retina is crucial for maintaining perfect vision as it is the point where light is transmitted through the lens and the elements focus on. The retina, in turn, sends through these images to your brain via the optical nerve, so without a healthy retina, you won’t be able to clearly.

Retinal detachment can be caused by a number of different things which include diabetes, old age or even eye trauma.  Having a regular eye vision test means that you will be able to identify retinal detachment at an early stage and have corrective surgery to minimize damage caused to your eye and even halt vision loss.

To Conclude

The above is just a few of the many eye problems that require early intervention to reduce the risk of vision loss, so it’s critical that you schedule an eye vision test at least once a year – always remember to choose a reputable optician to ensure your results are accurate.


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