All eyes are on eye care this August as we celebrate Sight-Saving Month. Eyesight plays a crucial role with how we perceive and explore the world around us. It is our primary source of information for navigation, evading danger, learning, and everyday decision-making.
Unfortunately, according to the World Health Organization, there are at least 2.2 billion people around the world today who suffer from a form of vision impairment. And the sadder news is, at least half of these cases could have been preventable. The keyword here is prevention. Taking proactive steps to protecting and maintaining a good eyesight are essential to enjoying a superior quality of life.
The dedicated team of experts at Borough Lasik Center (BLC) advocate for holistic eye wellness. Apart from treating eye-related concerns, BLC ophthalmologists believe in empowering everyone with knowledge on how to take care of their eyes. Here are some of their practical tips to promote optic fitness:
- Take Vitamin D Supplements
Exposure to sunlight supports overall eye health, but in case you cannot get enough of it, you can take nutritional supplements as an alternative. Borough Lasik Center’s Medical Director & Head Refractive Surgeon Ches Heredia, MD, DPBO recommends, “If you can’t get under the sun for at least 20-30 mins a day, supplement with at least 1-2,000iu of Vitamin D daily. It can help reduce dry eye issues, especially after Lasik or any eye surgery.”
- No to Eye-Rubbing
Our hands are natural breeding grounds for bacteria and can transmit pathogens to our eyes. Aside from this, BLC Chief Operating Officer & Ophthalmologist Ricky Arañzamendez, MD, DPBO, advises against rubbing one’s eyes, “Avoid rubbing your eyes as much as possible because it may lead to thinning of the cornea and keratoconus in the long run.”
- Do The 20-20-20 Rule
Due to the demands of modern life, people glued to their seats and screens have become a common sight. With such a lifestyle, it’s imperative to give the eyes extra care and attention. BLC Iloilo Medical Director Dr. Nathaniel Chan, MD, MBA, FPAO offers the neat technique called 20-20-20 Rule to keep the eyes relaxed and healthy. “If you find yourself gazing at screens all day, do this: after every 20 minutes spent using a screen, you should try to look away at something that is 20 feet away from you for a total of 20 seconds.”
The Journey to Life-Changing 20/20 Vision Starts Here
Borough Lasik Center (BLC) continues to advance optimal eye health by investing in state-of-the-art technology and making them accessible to every Filipino. One of which is the industry-leading treatment option, LASIK.
BLC offers LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) eye surgery as a long-term solution to correct various vision difficulties such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism.
BLC’s branch in the Visayas is located at Iloilo City’s Megaworld Blvd, Mandurriao. It is the FIRST and ONLY LASIK refractive surgery center in the island of Panay. More than this pioneering achievement, BLC is proud of being able to bring world-class eye care services to Central Visayas and neighboring regions.
In celebration of Sight-Saving Month and their recent grand opening, BLC launches its Lasik 55k ALL-IN Promo. This is BLC’s most affordable offer yet, available for a limited time only—until August 31, 2023.
Experience a comprehensive eye exam at our Iloilo City Clinic and explore LASIK as a long-term solution for eyeglasses-free living. Start your journey towards a life-changing, clearer vision.
Contact Borough Lasik Center Iloilo today at 0966 173 6117 to book an appointment, and learn more about Lasik 55k ALL-IN Promo and other life-changing eye care procedures.