The Importance of Regular Eye Checks – #EyeHealth Awareness
9th April 2019
Here at Takagi Europe, we make it our priority to raise awareness regarding eye health care. The UK is one of the leaders in raising awareness and setting the standards of eye health. The NHS implements several programmes which offer support to all people, especially the ones who are under 16 and over 65. Statistically, one in three citizens over 65 faces some form of sight loss, in Europe. Based on the statistics published by the World Health Organisation, it is estimated that 1 in 30 Europeans experiences sight loss.
Fortunately, in most cases becoming visually impaired can be avoided, by visiting your local optometrists regularly, once a year. As simple as that! Our mission is to raise more awareness so that going for a regular eye check becomes as ingrained as the daylight-saving time changes. Easy and automatic!
In some cases, the optometrist may refer you to an ophthalmologist, after a routine check. For example, eye diseases, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration or retinal detachment, can cause partial or permanent sight loss, if treatment is delayed. However, your eye doctor may prevent this from happening, if the condition is caught in its early stages.
As a manufacturer of ophthalmic instruments, we would like to bring to your attention how important it is to have regular eye checks. Raising awareness has become increasingly more important in recent years. The reason being, our society is more accustomed to spending an average of 10 hours a day using a computer or a mobile phone. The average screen time is increasing, and this has a direct impact on the health of an individual’s eyes.
Our mission is to provide clinically trusted instruments that help optometrists and ophthalmologists examine, prevent and perform eye surgeries successfully.
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