Regular eye examinations are essential to detect any signs of disease.
For Cataract and Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) see main body of text
For Glaucoma and Diabetic Eye Disease see Middle Age section above.
For chronic infective conjunctivitis see main body of text above and refer to
Appendix II on NASAL RINSING and practice advice given therein.
dry eye problems, see main body of text above.
For symptoms of floaters or spots, see the text immediately above.
Practicing good vision habits will help prevent eyestrain and consequent
effects on the eyes. Refer to Appendix I for details. VDU users may refer to
Part II (C): hints on eye usage with computers for detailed discussion and
recommendations related to VDU use.
particular, apart from using the recommended reading correction, it is
advisable to use a bookstand and adequate lighting to prevent eyestrain and
neck stiffness when reading.