Eye Care During the Pandemic

Eye care during the pandemic is vital because almost everything is being done remotely using gadgets, including online learning, from kindergarten to school to higher education. Prolonged use of digital devices may lead to ‘computer vision syndrome’ or ‘digital eye strain’ comprising eye and vision-related problems. If untreated, this can lead to aesthenopic conditions.

Dr. Christina Gellknight, Senior Associate Professor and Head of Department of Ophthalmology at AIMST University, have suggested five strategies to take good care of the eyes during this pandemic. The article on ‘Eye care during a pandemic’ appeared in the ‘Letters to Editor’ column of NST on 28 August 2021.

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