9 Reasons to Visit Your Eye Doctor Regularly

People tend to see a doctor only when something is wrong with their health. But what about all the preventive checkups that should be done at least once a year? Sounds like a lot of work. Maybe it is, but we must understand that health comes first and that therapy will be more effective if something is discovered in time, and not if we wait until the last moment to contact the doctor. When we talk about the reasons for contacting an eye doctor, many indicate that we need an examination by this specialist, and here are some of them. Almost 60% of the world’s population needs vision correction. That’s a lot of people, but the good news is that 80% of visual difficulties can be avoided and corrected. To find out if you need glasses you need to understand the symptoms of vision loss. Changes in night vision The night makes driving difficult for everyone, and especially for those drivers who have some vision problems. Cataract (cataract) blurs vision. It doesn’t hurt, but it gets worse over time, and the first symptom is poorer vision at night. If you suddenly find it harder to drive when it gets dark, […]

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It’s Getting Harder to Imagine a PPE-Free Medical Environment

Much of the discussion surrounding the coronavirus pandemic deals with the here and now. What do we need to do now to prevent people from getting sick? What do we do about schools and sporting events? All the short-term discussion is absolutely necessary. Yet the long-term effects of coronavirus will become short-term at some point. For example, the virus has had such a profound impact on our collective psyche that it is getting hard to imagine a medical environment that is ever free of routine personal protective equipment (PPE) again. It seems like this might be one of those things that can never be put back now that it has been let out. Prior to coronavirus, you could go to your doctor’s office and never see: ● face masks ● latex gloves ● isolation gowns ● transparent face shields. It is not that these things are bad or were never used. They are good and they were used. But their use in routine medicine was so limited that you could visit the doctor several times per year and never see them being worn by staff. Those days may be permanently over. Fear Is Hard to Overcome Fear is a complex […]

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