HEALTH: Optometrist advises the public against using over-the-counter eye drops

HEALTH: Optometrist advises the public against using over-the-counter eye drops

HEALTH: Optometrist advises the public against using over-the-counter eye drops
Dr Grace Nyarkoh of Bibiani Royal Eye Cere Center

HEALTH: Optometrist advises the public against using over-the-counter eye drops

An optometrist, Dr. Grace Nyarkoh, has appealed to people with various eye problems to avoid buying and using over-the-counter eye drops and drugs to avert worsening their conditions.

She said eyes were sensitive, and advised people experiencing severe eye itching, tearing, discharge, pains and blurred vision to visit health facilities for examination and treatment.

She warned that it was possible for the eyes to be affected if any eye drop was applied without a proper diagnosis.

Dr. Grace, an optometrist at the Royal Eye Cere Center at Bibiani in the Western North Region said it was recommendable for everybody to visit their health facility for regular eye examination, saying that would enable people to know their various eye conditions and protect themselves from defects.

“The eye is a sensitive part of the body which we must not joke with because any extreme condition might result in blindness,” she stated, and advised the public to avoid dust and other allergies and take proper care of the eye.

Dr. Grace stated that early detection of eye problems like cataract, glaucoma, and allergic conjunctivitis can be managed or treated, and recommended individuals with abnormalities in their vision to seek medical attention at their healthcare facilities. 

Source:Bibianinews.com