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Up to 90% of Asian Schoolchildren are Near-Sighted

Up to 90% of Asian Schoolchildren are Near-Sighted

Wearing glasses used to be a common sight only among the elderly but children today are increasingly donning glasses too. In fact, up to 90% of Asian children are short-sighted with about 10-20% suffering from high degree myopia, and this trend is expected to increase.

Experts believe this high percentage is likely to be caused by students spending too much time focusing on an object at a fixed distance, such as studying or looking at computer screens. And the lack of eye exercise could also be a factor contributing to the eye fatigue.

It is also commonly known that spending long hours on the VDT (visual display terminals such as computers, televisions, smartphones, and tablets) plays a major role in contributing to the worsening problem of vision impairment among children.

Common vision problems among our children

Some of the more common vision problems that inflict children and people of all ages are astigmatism and myopia. Simply put, astigmatism is an imperfection in the curvature of your eye’s cornea or lens. Think of it like this: A normal person’s eye is shaped like a basketball. With astigmatism, your eye is shaped more like an American football.

Astigmatism affects the vision of approximately 80% of all people while presbyopia usually affects older people age 40 and above before gradually increasing with age.

Some of the more common vision problems that inflict children and people of all ages are astigmatism and myopia. Simply put, astigmatism is an imperfection in the curvature of your eye’s cornea or lens. Think of it like this: A normal person’s eye is shaped like a basketball. With astigmatism, your eye is shaped more like an American football.

Astigmatism affects the vision of approximately 80% of all people while presbyopia usually affects older people age 40 and above before gradually increasing with age.

Visual Defect

Astigmatism

Reason

Cornea’s irregular curvature results in light being focused away from the retina

Result

Blurred vision at all distances

Myopia (short-sighted)

Reason

Increase in curvature of lens or length of eyeball

Result

Distant objects apperar blur

Presbyopia

Reason

Loss of flexibility of lens due to age

Result

Near objects appear blur

Hyperopia (long-sighted)

Reason

Eyeball is too short or the cornea has too little curvature, so eye does not refract light properly to a single focus

Result

Distant objects are usually clear but close ones appear blur

Thankfully, there are several options available for treating astigmatism. It can be corrected with a prescription for eyeglasses, contact lenses, and refractive surgery. However, the solutions to treating these problems are often expensive and highly inconvenient. Also, they only serve to alleviate our visual problems and do not nourish nor protect the eyes, leading to ever-increasing power.

  • Prescription eyeglasses: Inconvenient, misting effect, and cannot swim, snorkel, or scuba dive without special goggles
  • Contact lenses: Inconvenient and improper use can lead to infections, dry eyes, and irritation
  • Refractive/LASIK surgery: Expensive, may cause light sensitivity, and dry eyes

Strengthen your vision

So, how can we delay the onset of vision impairment? Is there are better alternative to the common methods of resolving eye problems?

You can. One of the ways to delay the onset of visual defects or to prevent the deterioration of your vision is by taking concentrated nutrition for eye health. Researchers have found that apart from astaxanthin, two other ingredients – lutein and zeaxanthin – are also able to NOURISH and PROTECT our eyes.

Why lutein and zeaxanthin?

Lutein and zeaxanthin are the building blocks for our eyes. They make up most of the pigments in the macula (the centre of the retina), which acts as a natural built-in sunglasses, neutralising harmful rays and protecting the eyes against damage from free radicals, as well as being responsible for sharp and detailed vision. Other benefits of lutein and zeaxanthin include:

  • Protecting the eyes against the sun’s harmful UV rays by shielding the macula
  • Reducing the risk of chronic eye diseases, including cataract and AMD (Age-Related Macular Degeneration)
  • Acting as antioxidants in the eyes

Why lutein and zeaxanthin?

Lutein and zeaxanthin are the building blocks for our eyes. They make up most of the pigments in the macula (the centre of the retina), which acts as a natural built-in sunglasses, neutralising harmful rays and protecting the eyes against damage from free radicals, as well as being responsible for sharp and detailed vision. Other benefits of lutein and zeaxanthin include:

  • Protecting the eyes against the sun’s harmful UV rays by shielding the macula
  • Reducing the risk of chronic eye diseases, including cataract and AMD (Age-Related Macular Degeneration)
  • Acting as antioxidants in the eyes

Where to get lutein and zeaxanthin?

Vzio is a gummy vitamin by Elken that contains high concentration of lutein and zeaxanthin that are vital for your eye health. It is a patented technology formulated with a 5:1 perfect ratio of lutein and zeaxanthin from marigold extract, a naturally sourced ingredient, to support overall eye health.

This exclusive formulation is designed with Tri-Action Eye Health Formulation that works with your eyes’ natural defense system to filter, protect, and rebuild from the inside out for healthy vision.

A healthy dose of lutein and zeaxanthin can help to filter harmful blue light from the digital devices that you use on a daily basis. Lutein and zeaxanthin also protect your eyes against damage from free radicals, and are responsible for sharp, detailed vision. Both nutrients also assist in increasing the macular pigment density and rebuild damaged cells, which can lower the risks of age-related macular degeneration.

Nourish and protect your precious sight today with Vzio for a better, brighter and clearer future.

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