World Sight Day is here again and with it time to take a look at why we have this day and what it means to the world of trading. Started back in 2000 by the Lions Club International Foundation and championed by the World Health Organization and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), this day is to raise public awareness of eye care, preventable blindness, and vision impairment around the world.
There were 853 events in 143 countries last year to help inform people of all they can do to prevent blindness. This year Olymp Trade has joined the global Vision 2020 initiative by putting together a list of 5 things traders can do to preserve their sight.
Keep an Eye on Your Sight
The best defense is a good offense, meaning the simplest way anyone can preserve their eyesight is with regular check-ups with his or her ophthalmologist. Top causes of avoidable blindness and visual impairment are uncorrected refractive errors, cataracts, glaucoma, and Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD). Each of these can be treated and managed with early diagnosis and treatment.
If your vision is not what it used to be, go to your ophthalmologist as soon as your done reading this article. In all seriousness, the quicker sight issues are caught the better the outcome for the patient.
Adults with no signs or risk factors for eye disease should get a baseline eye disease screening at age 40, this is the time when early signs of disease and changes in vision may start to occur. Based on the results of the initial screening, an ophthalmologist will prescribe the necessary intervals for follow-up exams.
Wear Sunglasses in the Sun
It seems simple, right? That’s because it is. UV blocking sunglasses delay the development of cataracts since direct sunlight hastens their formation. Sunglasses prevent retinal damage; they also protect the delicate eyelid skin to prevent both wrinkles and skin cancer around the eye, and both cancerous and non-cancerous growths on the eye. Check for 100 percent UV protection: Make sure your sunglasses block 100 percent of UV-A rays and UV-B rays.
Ever hear the old wives tale about carrots helping your eyesight? Well, the reality is vitamin deficiency can impair retinal function. The belief that eating carrots improves vision has some truth, but a variety of vegetables, especially leafy green ones, should be an important part of your diet. Researchers have found people on diets with higher levels of vitamins C and E, zinc, lutein, zeaxanthin, omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA are less likely to develop early and advanced AMD.
That salad looks better now, doesn’t it?
Know Your Family History
How well can you see your family, and how well can they see you?
Many eye diseases cluster in families, so you should know your family’s history of eye disease because you may be at increased risk. Age-related eye diseases, including cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration are expected to dramatically increase — from 28 million today to 43 million by the year 2020.
20–20–20 & Eye Fatigue
Like any muscle in your body, your eyes can get tired.
If you have eye strain from trading or working at a computer, you can follow the 20-20-20 rule: Look up from your work every 20 minutes at an object 20 feet away for twenty seconds. When trading on the Olymp Trade platform you can choose between light and dark color schemes to keep your eyes as happy as possible.
If eye fatigue persists, it can be a sign of several different conditions, such as dry eye, presbyopia, or spectacles with lenses that are not properly centered. See an ophthalmologist to determine why you are having eye fatigue and to receive proper treatment.
Take a break, your sight is more important than that last trade.
Now that we have helped bring global attention to blindness and vision impairment, you have been armed with this information do not overlook your eye health. Happy World Sight Day 2019 from Olymp Trade!