What are the causes of poor vision?

The causes of poor vision are as under:
» Prolonged tension, worry or stress.
» Improper food and Vitamin deficiency.
» Improper use of eyes.
» Lack of Preventive Care (Lighting conditions, pollution, eye check-up etc.)
» Undesirable use of medicines.
» Family history, childhood disease or accident.

How should we protect our eyes?

Protect your eyes from:
» Dust, smoke and pollution.
» Wind.
» Bright Light and Welding glare.
» Ultraviolet rays.
» Sharp objects.
» Cricket ball and other injuries.

What is the healthy diet for eyes?

Make the following a part of your everyday diet.
» Food items rich in Vitamin A.
» Plenty of green leafy vegetables.
» A glass of milk.
» Plenty of water.

Avoid fried, spicy and junk food.
Carotenoids in fruits and vegetables for the Eye:
» Papaya
» Egg yolk
» Maize (corn)
» Kiwi
» Red Seedles grapes
» Zucchini squash
» Pumkin
» Spinach
» Orange pepper
» Yellow squash
» Cucumber
» Pea
» Green Pepper
» Red Grape
» Butternut Squash
» Orange Juice
» Honeydew
» Celery (stalks, leaves)
» Green Grapes
» Brussels sprouts
» Scallions
» Green Beans
» Orange
» Broccoli
» Apple (Red delicious)
» Mango
» Green lessuce
» Tomato juice
» Peach
» Yellow pepper
» Nectarine
» Red pepper
» Tomato (fruits)
» Carrots
» Cantaloupe
» Dried apricots
» Green kidney beans

How can I relax my eye?

» Blink your eyes frequently. It lubricates your eyes.
» Do palming as and when your eyes are tired.
» Close your eyes with palms and sit quietly
» Wash your eyes with plain water 4-6 times a day.
» Relax your eyes in between long hours of work. It keeps your eyes healthy.

What are the precautions we should take during work?

» Always read under proper illumination.
» Work in proper body postures.
» Learn the art of working on Computers.
» Try to avoid reading in a moving vehicle. It strains your eyes.
» Give a break in between long hours of work.
» Blink your eyes frequently.

How Diabetes and High B.P affects your Eyes?

» Diabetes and High Blood Pressure may damage your eye sight.
» Control of Blood Sugar is not enough.
» The damage is painless and goes unnoticed unless very late, thereforewatch out.
» Proper Eye check tells you the severity of Diabetes and B.P. and takespreventive care.
» You can guard against damage by diagnosis with latest Equipments.

What can we do in case of Emergency?

If something goes into your eyes or if you get an eye injury or have a sudden loss of vision
» Do not rub your eye.
» Wash your eyes with plenty of water.
» Compare vision of your left and right eye. (If Possible)
» Consult your doctor immediately without delay.

How to watch TV?

TV Watching affects your eyes adversely.
TIPS to minimize the damage:
» Keep a distance of 8 to 10 feet between your eyes and TV.
» See TV while sitting and TV should be below head level.
» Blink your eyes frequently while watching.
» Continuous TV watching is harmful to eyes.
» Give a break say every half an hour or so. Breaks duringadvertisements could be used for relaxing your eyes.
» Don't put lights off. Keep the room lighted from behind.
» Keep colour and contrast low or medium.
» Fast changing scenes strain your eyes too much.
» Late night TV watching should be minimum.
» Exercise and Yoga of Eyes or reduce TV strain.

How to watch TV?

What are the Services Available?
» General and Executive Eye Check-up
» Eye Check-up for babies and children
» Eye Check-up for computer professionals
» Phaco (LASER) for cataract
» Eye Care for Diabetics
» LASIK (Spectacle Removal by LASER)
» Glaucoma (Jhamar or Kachbindu)
» Complex Eye Problems
» Retina Diseases (Medical management)
» Dry Eyes
» VFA (Computerized Test of Field of Vision)
» Contrast Sensitivity Test (CST)
» Fundus Photography (FP)
» LASER(Posterior capsular opacification)

What is Computer Vision Syndrome?

Computer Vision Syndrome or CVS is a term that was coined by Dr. James Sheedy of the American Optometrists Association in 1986. According to the AOA and other health bodies like NIOSH, OSHA and WHO, anywhere Between 80% to 90% of all computer users, who use the computer for more than two hours a day, suffer from CVS. The way things stand today almost anyone using a compute uses it for more than 2 hours daily ……and almost everyone uses a computer! At this point I would like to elaborate more on CVS. "Computer Vision Syndrome is defined as a complex of eye and vision disorders related to 'near-work' which are experienced during or are related to computer usage."

When we say eye and vision disorders we mean?

» Dry Eyes
» Splitting Headaches
» Eye Fatigue/ Strain
» Sore / Itchy / Burning Eyes
» Double Vision
» After Images
» Blurred Vision
» Droopy Eyelids
» Excessive Tearing
» Neck / shoulder Pain
» Double Vision
» Waterfall Illusion

To Most computer users these are part and parcel of the profession. Theytend to think this is bound to happen. They ignore these signs which aretrying to say that something needs to be corrected. The health organizationsmentioned above have listed some serious and Permanent disorders whichhave occurred in cases where the users chose to Ignore all warnings.

The long term ill – effects of CVS are:
» Visual Epilepsy
» Cataract
» Slowness in Changing Focus
» Squint
» Dim Vision
» Depression
» Ocular Migraine
» Photophobia
» Blood shot eyes
» Crow's Feet
» Error Factor Increase
» McLIough Effect
» (Complimentary Coloured Lines)

The number of sufferers across the world is now officially more than 400million and this number is growing exponentially with the IT era acceleratingat full throttle. All the success is at the cost of the vision of the IT professionals.
Having established the seriousness of the problem, we need to understandthe cause. Only then is an effective solution possible. Since the computerusers are the ones suffering we'll look at their task of computing.
Computer work is very strenuous for the eye. There are two reasons for this:
1. It involves reading on a flickering source.
When we read, we have to focus on each letter so that our brain can actuallyPut together all images and make sense out of it. To focus on an object theeye has to adapt to the brightness of that object (ADAPTATION) and the lenshas to adjust OT the distance, so that the image is clear (ACCOMMODATION) Apart from these two processes our eyes also have to Converge so that we get only one image on the object (CONERGENCE). Since reading involvesconstant focusing and refocusing it puts a relatively high degree of stress onthe eye muscles as compared to normal visual tasks.

To add to this, computer monitor is a flickering source, flickering at about 60 – 75 Hz. This flicker, although not visible to the naked eye is perceived by the brain because the optical tract can perceive flicker up to 200 Hz. In addition to this most computer work environments are lit by standard tube lights which at flicker at 50 Hz. Thus, while working on the computer we are actually subjected to two different frequencies and this imbalance can cause severe headaches and eyestrain.

Can anybody undergo this treatment?

Yes, the ideal candidate for Lasik is over 18 years of ageand should have stable number.

How many numbers can be removed?

Numbers can be removed as follows:
» Myopia: -1.00 D Sph. to -15.00 D Sph.
» Hyperopia: +1.00 d Sph to +6.00 D Sph
» Astigmatism: +1.00 D Cyl to +6.00 D Cyl
» Mixed Astigmatism
» For thin corneas and high numbers Lepto Lasik andEPI-Lasik Laser procedure is performed.

Does the patient have to stay at hospital?

No, walk in, walk out.

Do I require any check-up before Lasik Laserprocedure?

Yes, Investigation before the Lasik procedure.
» Slit lamp examination
» Autoref.examination
» Cycloplegic Refraction
» Corneal Topography.
» Pachymetry
» Tonometry
» Fundoscopy
» Abberometry for Wave front
» Pentacam-HR
» Sheerer Test

How long is the Lasik procedure?

The entire procedure takes 6-8 min. It takes only 1.40seconds to remove 1 number.

Is there any chance of refractive error coming back?

TNo, the success rate of this procedure is 99 %.

What are the methods for laser vision correction?

The methods are:Bladeless OptiLasik, PRK, Lasik Laser, Wavefront method,Tissue saving method, Lepto Lasik method, EPI – Lasikmethod, F- Cat, T-Cat, Costume – Q, Topolink method, ICLImplantation, Multifocal Lens implantation, INTACS.

If patient moves his/her eye, during the procedure,does it affect the results?

Due to eye tracker if patient moves his/her eye, laserbeam also moves according to the movement of the eye.Therefore, it does not affect the result.

What type of food can I have after the procedure?

You can have all types of food products. This procedure has no relation to the intake of food.

Should I be wearing sunglasses after the procedure?

There is no need to wear sun glasses when you are athome or in office. You have to wear it while travelling on a two-wheeler, auto rickshaw or by bus.

When can I read and work on a computer?

You can resume to work and your routine from the verynext day.

Do I get cataract due to laser vision correction?

No, laser vision correction does not cause cataract.

Can I get operated for cataract after laserprocedure?

Yes, you can.

Will my eyes have squint or cancer or will I have asmall eye after laser vision correction?

No, laser procedure is absolutely safe and it does notcause any of these.

For how many months before procedure should thenumber be stable?

After the age of 20 years the number usually becomesstable. It is necessary that about at least 6 months thenumber should be stable before procedure.

Are prescribed drops/medication necessary afterlaser?

Yes, it’s a must that you follow advice as per given by thedoctor.

Do you perform Lasik surgeries daily?

No, our operating days are Tuesdays and Fridays only.