Only 1 in 5 Indians Go for Regular Eye Tests: Study

by Adeline Dorcas on  October 10, 2019 at 4:06 PM Indian Health News
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Most Indians suffer from vision problems. A new study highlights that only 1 in 5 Indians visit an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) for routine eye checkups. However, getting a regular eye test can improve vision, prevent blindness, and help maintain good eyesight.
Only 1 in 5 Indians Go for Regular Eye Tests: Study
Only 1 in 5 Indians Go for Regular Eye Tests: Study

New research findings have revealed a significant increase in the number of Indians suffering from poor eyesight, with only one in five adults going for regular eye-checkups and an alarming 84 per cent admitting to not following their doctor's advice for eye-care.

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The study by Signify, formerly known as Philips Lighting, covered 1,000 Indian adults and 300 ophthalmologists across top 10 Indian cities.

While 65 per cent adults claimed that a healthy eyesight is a key priority for their well-being, very few people take steps to actively maintain their vision, Signify said in a statement on Wednesday.

The study also highlighted that Indians spend over 14 hours daily indoors under artificial light, and the quality of lighting becomes an important factor in maintaining eye health.

As per the research, ophthalmologists state that 3 in 4 Indians complain of eye strain after 10 hours of daily screen time, and young adults in the age group of 20-35 years frequently report eye strain, redness and irritation in the eyes.

According to Indian ophthalmologists, many factors can lead to deterioration in eyesight and eye discomfort.

Bad lighting (64 per cent), a poor lifestyle (92 per cent) and other health issues like diabetes (82 per cent) were indicated as leading factors by ophthalmologists in the country.

Almost all doctors also agreed that lighting can play an important role in maintaining eye health and that flicker, too much brightness and incorrect positioning of the light source can hurt eyes in the long term.

Source: IANS

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