It may seem simple on the outside but there is far more to the art of spectacle dispensing than meets the eye.
Cigarette smoke is extremely toxic, containing as many as 4 000 active compounds including tar, formaldehyde and heavy metals. Most of us are aware of the adverse effects of cigarette smoking on the body but smoking harms every organ of the body and the eyes are not exempt from it.
Most parents are accustomed to booking regular dental checkups for their children. However they do not realize that a child should also have regular eye exams even if they do not wear glasses. Undiagnosed vision problems can have a serious effect on a child’s development, learning ability and athletic performance.
Sniffles and itchy eyes are so common that experts estimate that up to 40% of school-going children suffer with one form of allergy or another. It’s easy to bush off allergy symptoms as simply annoying but mild symptoms may lead to more serious outcomes.
Choosing and fitting spectacles for children is an art-form!
We are frequently reminded through the media and advertising of the importance of sun block lotions to protect the skin from the damaging rays of the sun but what about the eyes?