Vision Care marks ‘Literary Month’ by focusing on the importance of proper eye care for a lifetime of reading

Man finding it increasingly difficult to read without glasses

Vision Care, Sri Lanka’s largest eye care provider, is celebrating the Literary Month which falls in the month of September by emphasizing the importance of reading for people of all ages.

Reading is an indispensable life skill that humans learn from a very young age. The Literary Month is a time for focusing on the importance of cultivating the habit of reading. Sri Lanka is blessed with a very high literacy rate where reading is a popular pastime among adults and children.

Research has shown that reading regularly helps you to stay educated and informed, broadens your perspectives of the world, fires up your creativity, improves your mood, relaxes your mind and body, as well as boosts your analytical and critical thinking capabilities.

Keeping your eyes healthy is an important part of ensuring that you continue to read for life. Age has an effect on your eyes and when you reach your 40s, the natural internal lenses in your eyes become less flexible. This means that they can’t focus as easily from near to far vision as they could when you were younger. As this natural lens get less flexible, your near vision tends to get worse. It’s a condition called Presbyopia and is a natural part of aging.

Certain challenges in your daily life will indicate to you that your eyesight is getting worse. When you hold books and other reading materials at your habitual reading distance, they appear blurry; while holding them farther away may tend to make the text slightly clearer. You may have trouble reading smaller print in dim or even normal light conditions.

There may be instances where your eyes hurt when you try to read or do other close work. At times, you may notice that you get a headache when you try to read and this may even keep you away from your favourite books and magazines.

All this indicates that it’s time you got yourself a pair of customized reading glasses and the first step to doing so is to get your eyes checked by an eyecare professional. At Vision Care, you can get their eyes tested using state-of-the-art equipment that is handled by eyecare professionals with years of experience in the field.

Vision Care customers are able to choose from a wide array of top global brands for frames for reading glasses and spectacles. In addition to pioneering the introduction of the best range of eyewear brands recognized globally to the local market, Vision Care also offers high quality eye testing, spectacles, sunglasses, contact lenses as well as hearing aids and hearing testing. High quality, high precision contact lenses, optical and ophthalmic products are available at all outlets.