Shroff Eye Hospital is India's First Eye Hospital accredited by the Joint Commission International (USA) since 2006. Shroff Eye is also India's first and only Wavelight Concerto 500 Hz LASIK center. Shroff Eye has stood for excellence in eye care since 1919. A firm commitment to quality is at the heart of all services provided at our centers at Bandra(W) and Marine Drive, Mumbai.
1. If you are 65 or older, have your eyes examined every one to two years. Periodic medical eye examinations are an important part of routine preventive health care. As one grows older, there is an increasing risk for cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration. Early diagnosis and treatment are extremely important for protecting you vision and, when possible, preventing permanent vision loss. Early signs of eye disease can develop at as early as 40 years of age to those without a history or symptoms of eye disease. The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends that everyone have a baseline eye disease screening at 40. If you have any symptoms of or a family history eye disease, see your ophthalmologist as soon as possible.
2. Review and address your family history of eye disease. If you have a family member with an eye disease, such as glaucoma, cataracts, diabetes or age-related macular degeneration, you are at greater risk of developing these diseases. Next time you are at a family gathering remember to ask your family if anyone has an eye disease and/or tell them if you do.
3. Protect your eyes from the sun. Spending long hours in the sun without eye protection can damage your eyes by contributing to cataracts, macular degeneration, and growths on the eye, including cancer. Remember to wear 99% and above UV-absorbent sunglasses and a brimmed hat whenever you are in the sun for long periods of time.
4. Keep your eyes well lubricated. Tear production normally decreases as we age. When your eye stops producing enough tears for healthy eyes this is called dry eye. You can take steps to prevent your tears from evaporating by using a humidifier, wearing wrap-around glasses, and avoiding overly warm, dry rooms, hair dryers, wind, and smoke. Eye drops called artificial tears can also help lubricate the eyes. These are available without a prescription. However, if you try these and your eyes are still scratchy or irritated, contact your ophthalmologist (Eye Doctor).
5. Control all systemic conditions. High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Thyroid Diseases are common conditions which affect eye sight. It is important to keep these conditions under control as they may cause irreversible vision loss.