Healthy Vision Awareness Month

The Health Exam You Didn’t Know You Needed

Acuity Eye Center Lahore Pakistan and the American Academy of Ophthalmology say blindness is often preventable with regular exams

If you’re like most Americans surveyed in a recent Harris Poll, you probably thought you would notice a change in your vision if you had an eye disease. The fact is some of the leading causes of blindness—such as glaucoma or diabetic retinopathy—can begin without any symptoms. That’s why Acuity Eye Center Lahore Pakistan and the American Academy of Ophthalmology urge all healthy adults to get an eye exam at age 40, even if their vision seems fine. Early signs of disease and changes in vision may start to happen at this age.

“Even if you think you have 20/20 vision, set up a time to get your eyes checked. It may save your sight,” said Dianna Seldomridge, M.D., clinical spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Here is the message of our lead consultant Professor Zia Ul Mazhry

There is a saying”Eyes are the windows to the soul”.Healthy Vision is one of the best blessings of Almighty Allah at any given age. To protect your vision by quitting smoking, eating healthy foods, and having a regular comprehensive eye examination.

ایک کہاوت ہے “آنکھیں روح کی کھڑکیاں ہیں” ۔ درست بینائی کسی بھی عمر میں اللہ تعالٰی کی دی ہوئی بہترین نعمت ہے۔ لہذا تمباکو نوشی چھوڑ کر ، صحت مند غذائیں کھا کر اور آنکھوں کا باقاعدگی سے معائنہ کر وا کر اپنی نظر کی حفاظت کریں۔

5 Steps to Lower Your Risk of Eye Disease

  • Know your family history

Certain eye diseases can be inherited. If you have a close relative with macular degeneration, you have a 50 per cent chance of developing this condition. A family history of glaucoma increases your glaucoma risk by four to nine times. Talk to family members about their eye conditions. It can help you and your ophthalmologist evaluate your risk.

آنکھوں کی بعض بیماریاں وراثت میں مل سکتی ہیں۔ اگر آپ کسی میکولر انحطاط کے مریض کے ساتھ قریبی رشتہ ہے تو ، آپ میں بھی اس بیماری کے پیدا ہونے کا 50 فیصد امکان ہے۔ اگر آپ کے خاندان میں کسی کو گلوکوما ہے تو آپ کی آنکھوں میں گلوکوما کے خطرے کو چار سے نو گنا بڑھاتا ہے۔ کنبہ کے افراد سے ان کی آنکھوں کے حالات کے بارے میں بات کریں۔ اس سے آپ اور آپ کے امراض چشم کو آپ کی آنکھوں میں ہونے والی بیماری کےخطرے کا اندازہ کرنے میں مدد مل سکتی ہے۔

  • Eat healthy foods

A diet low in fat and rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, benefits the entire body, including the eyes. Eye-healthy food choices include citrus fruits, vegetable oils, nuts, whole grains, dark green leafy vegetables, and cold-water fish.

چربی کی کم مقدار اور پھل ، سبزیاں ، اور سالم گندم سے بھرپور غذا ، آنکھوں سمیت پورے جسم کو فائدہ پہنچاتی ہے۔ آنکھوں سےمتعلق صحت مند کھانے کے انتخاب میں کھٹ مٹھے رسیلے پھل ، سبزیوں کا تیل ، گری دار میوے ، سالم گندم ، گہری سبز پتی دار سبزیاں ، اور ٹھنڈے پانی کی مچھلیاں شامل ہیں۔

  • Stop smoking

Smoking increases the risk for eye diseases such as cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. Smoking also raises the risk for cardiovascular diseases which can indirectly influence your eye health. Tobacco smoke, including second-hand smoke, also worsens dry eyes.

تمباکو نوشی سے آنکھوں کی بیماریوں جیسے سفید موتیا اور عمر سے وابستہ میکولر انحطاط کا خطرہ بڑھ جاتا ہے۔ تمباکو نوشی سے دل کی بیماریوں کا خطرہ بھی بڑھ جاتا ہے جو آپ کی آنکھوں کی صحت کو بالواسطہ اثر انداز کر سکتا ہے۔ تمباکو کا دھواں ، آنکھوں کو بھی خشک کردیتا ہے۔

  • Wear sunglasses

Exposure to ultraviolet UV light raises the risk of eye diseases, including cataracts, fleshy growths on the eye, and cancer. Always wear a hat and sunglasses with 100 per cent UV protection while outdoors.

“An eye exam doesn’t just check how well you can see, it evaluates the overall health of your eyes,” said Rebecca J. Taylor, M.D., clinical spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. “The Academy encourages everyone, particularly if you’re over age 40, to get regular eye care. By making the vision a priority, we can help protect our sight as we age.”

About the American Academy of Ophthalmology

The American Academy of Ophthalmology is the world’s largest association of eye physicians and surgeons. A global community of 32,000 medical doctors, we protect sight and empower lives by setting the standards for ophthalmic education and advocating for our patients and the public. We innovate to advance our profession and to ensure the delivery of the highest-quality eye care. Our EyeSmart® program provides the public with the most trusted information about eye health. For more information, visit

About Eye Health education by Acuity Eye Center Lahore

Welcome to the Education Portal of Acuity Eye Centre Lahore Pakistan. We are committed to serving our patients and our community, to the development and propagation of new concepts to preserve and enhance our vision. Our three missions—clinical service, education, and research—are closely interrelated.


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