In the Name of Allah,
Most Gracious, Most Merciful
By Irshad Mahmood
– Director, Global Right Path
Eye is one of the fifth key senses
and one need to take very special care of it. Technologies are always
advancing and it is advised to see the output for at least ten years of
past available results and in the case of vision correction one should
go for thirty years of past available results, also make sure to make
Duaa from Allah as well for good health.
Here I would like to give hints about
Eyeglasses, Contact Lens and Laser Eye
for those who need vision correction. It is one’s own decision
after going through eye examination, which is a series of tests
performed by an ophthalmologist (medical doctor) or optometrist
assessing vision and ability to focus on and discern objects, as well
as other tests and examinations pertaining to the eyes.
Eyeglasses are frames bearing lenses
worn in front of the eyes. They are normally used for vision correction
or eye protection. One might need single vision or double vision
corrections. Single vision correction is straight while double vision
corrections are complex and need to understand the real need of the
There are several types of Eye
glasses for those who need for both near sighted as well as far
sighted. Depending upon one’s requirement he/she may go for the
1> Two pairs of
separate Eyeglasses (one for
near sighted and other for far sighted).
2> One pair of Bifocal Eyeglasses
for multipurpose for those whose requirements are very dynamic. Upper
portion for far sighted and lower portion for near sighted.
3> One pair of Trifocal Eyeglasses
for multipurpose for those whose requirements are very dynamic and are
working on computers. Upper portion for far sighted, middle portion for
working on computer and lower portion for reading books. Since reading
number for reading books are different than reading from computer since
computer screen is little far distance than reading books.
4> One pair of Progressive Eyeglasses
provide a smooth transition from distance correction to near
correction, eliminating segment lines and allowing clear vision at all
distances. It might not be suitable for few exceptional people, so they
might need to go for Trifocal lenses. Check what suits for you.
Contact Lens is a thin lens placed
directly on the surface of the eye. Special precaution is needed to
take care of Lens. However, Contact Lens use is not without risk, and
the potential for vision threatening problems is present, especially in
those who abuse the use of contacts. One may lose their eyes sight
permanently due to extreme heat like during barbeque etc. Take care of yourself very sincerely. Do NOT wear it for
over 20 years.
Laser Eye Surgery:
Laser Eye Surgery is not new anymore
and is around since 1970s. Millions of people have gone through it and
enjoying their life. If your Eyeglasses number gets very stable after
age of 20 for far sighted, you will need to check with your
ophthalmologist (medical doctor) or optometrist if it is suitable for
you. It is very safe now a days and for those whose number is very
high, it is highly recommended to go for it. You
must regularly use good Ultra Violet Protection Glasses after Laser Eye
Surgery, and make sure it’s color does not change in shadow.
Since even in shadow Ultra Violet Light may enter the cornea during
daytime from other reflected surfaces, especially during driving or
riding in vehicles. Make
sure to go for Re-Correctable
one for future corrections if needed. One may also need
reading glasses after age of 40.