Vision Care highlights importance of regular eye testing on World Sight Day 2021


Vision Care, Sri Lanka’s largest eye care service provider, is marking World Sight Day 2021 under the global theme ‘Love your Eyes’ by highlighting the importance of regular eye testing irrespective of a person’s age.

Globally, as many as 1 billion people live with a preventable visual impairment or one that has yet to be identified or addressed. Reduced or absent eyesight can have significant and long-lasting negative impact on all aspects of an individual’s life.

Day-to-day events such as activities around the house, interacting with the community, attending school, finding employment opportunities and accessing public services are all greatly hindered by such eyesight problems. Such vision impairment is a critical barrier for millions around the world from growing and achieving their true potential in life.

As Sri Lanka’s leading eye care provider, Vision Care offers comprehensive eye care solutions for customers to get their vision tested. Vision Care’s professional optometrists use only state-of-the-art equipment in order to test and correct any diagnosed impairment so that customers can return home to enjoy an enhanced quality of life.

Vision Care has been at the forefront of the technological revolution in eye care in Sri Lanka for a number of years by providing high-quality Eye Testing, Spectacles, Sunglasses, Contact lenses and Eye Surgeon Consultation.

Sharing his thoughts, Harsha Maduranga, General Manager of Vision Care stated, “There is a tendency for the general public to take eyesight for granted. There is much less emphasis placed on regular eye checkups while everyone is generally ready to do regular tests for sugar, cholesterol or blood pressure. It is important that eyesight is checked regularly starting from childhood all the way to a person’s senior years. Primary eye examinations are a great way to get children used to having their eyes checked regularly”.

“The public must realize that many types of visual impairments can be identified and managed, if the necessary testing is done regularly. There is no need for them to suffer unnecessarily when they can easily walk into a Vision Care outlet nearest to them and get their eyes checked by experienced eye care professionals who use state-of-the-art equipment to diagnose any vision problems with high precision. It is important to remember that regular eyesight checks are for all ages and parents have a special responsibility to check the eyesight of their children from a young age,” he also stated.