It is far too easy to "cut corners" when it comes to people"s vision care, according to one expert who has advised consumers to be serious about their eye routines.
Those who have previously suffered from eye problems are generally better at maintaining good optical health, and should serve as a warning to people who fail to look after their eyes, said Keith Tempany, an independent contact lens specialist.
He explained: "Once you have had a serious eye complication, such as a corneal ulcer from not looking after your lenses properly, you tend not to do it again. It"s a bit of a wake-up call."
The expert added that in an ideal world people would not need the wake-up call in the first place, and should therefore take precautions, such as undergoing eye tests, to avoid problems.
Recently, Daska Barnett, an optometrist and founder of Specs of Kensington, said it is essential that people are aware of the dangers associated with eye disease and help to reduce this risk by undergoing regular optical examinations.
by Martin Burns