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Avoid harmful eye practices-Optometrist advises

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An ophthalmic nurse at Bongo district hospital in the Upper East region, Lambert Atanga has admonished the general public to take good care of their eyes in order to avert possible visual challenges.

Speaking to A1 Radio on the world Sight Day celebration on the topic, ‘Visual Impairment and Preventable Blindness’ under the theme ‘Love your eyes’ Mr. Atanga said the eye is a very important part of the body, and therefore should be protected at all times.

According to him, people should avoid harmful eye care practice by applying any eye drop but rather visit a nearby eye care unity for professional assessment whenever one is confronted with an eye challenge.

“I want to urge all listeners to try and carry out this message to everybody that we should try and avoid harmful eye practices. Some people are there, anytime they have any eye injury or a problem they will quickly move to the pharmacy and just say that they want eye drop. They might not able to check your eye to see what the problem really is because some don’t have the knowledge in it.
They can give you some eye drops which might be harmful to your eyes, so anytime you get eye injury or eye problem please just come to the hospital and have your eye check-up.”

Mr. Atanga also called on the residents of the Upper East region especially motorbike riders to take the protection of their eyes as paramount.

According to him, the majority of residents in the region mostly use motorbikes but do not put many measures in the protection of their eyes.

Source:A1Radioonline.Com|101.1MHZ|David Azure| Ghana|

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