The population growth, aging, lifestyle change and urbanisation will dramatically increase the number of people suffering from eye problems, vision impairment and blindness in the coming decades in the country, experts opined. According to the World Health Organization's (WHO) the World Vision Report, there are about 220 million people suffering from vision impairments in the world, including at least 100 million people who can be prevented by timely eye treatment.
Eye specialist Harun Ur Rashid of Dhaka Eye Care Hospital (ECH) said, “Excessive mobile and computer screen addiction causing these problems at the city to all. Many of our children don’t want to consume enough vitamin-enriched small fish and vegetables” He also advised maintaining a physical exercise schedule for all people. “There is no alternative to physical exercise. I suggest my patients keep eyes on green sites, the green color gives soothing to eyes”, he said.
Eye surgeon, retina specialist Dipak Roy said, “Eye problems can be by born or after birth. There is a solution to all problems. Lifestyle change, especially people who work on computer must take 5-10 break after a long-time work on screen,” He said “I will suggest not putting stress on the eyes in low light. It has become a common phenomenon among urban youths to use spectacles without any complexity. Annually check up your eyes and consult to find out eye problems. Don’t drop any medicine over your eyes without a proper prescription”.
Recently Health Minister Zahid Maleque said, by the year 2020, eye care centers will be set up in 64 districts of the country through Community Vision Centers (CVC). According to a National Eye Care study, 80 percent of the vision complexities are among people living in villages. 90 percent of them are poor who cannot afford proper treatment.
Bringing the statistics, the Health Minister said, Diabetes is increasing day by day due to inadequate physical activity, the problem of eyes is increasing. There is are only a few playground and children are suffering from eye problems. The government is working closely to this matter.