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Why you need to wear eyeglasses

It’s common misconception that people with 20/20 vision do not need to wear eyeglasses. Many of us think that only those with eye conditions like astigmatism, nearsightedness (myopia) or farsightedness (hyperopia) should wear spectacles to help them see clearly and perform their daily tasks properly.

The truth is, we all need to wear eyeglasses. According to Essilor, the world leader in vision solutions, over 20 million Filipinos are in need of vision correction while the rest need protection — from the sun, from harmful blue light and other environmental factors that may slowly damage our vision.

To educate Filipinos on the importance of healthy vision, the company launched a public awareness campaign called ‘Seeing the World Better’

"Protecting healthy eyes is as important as correcting vision problems," said Essilor general manager, Dr. Emelita Roleda. "Through this campaign, we need to educate parents on the value of healthy eyesight for their children and for everyone in general to realize that you don't need to wait for eye problems to occur to visit your eye doctor. Everyone should have an eye check up at least once a year."

"Seeing the World Better" has identified three ways to maintain healthy vision: Protection, Prevention and Correction.


Every day we are exposed to harmful light and radiation — from the sun’s ultraviolet rays to the blue light emitted by our mobile devices — that may cause serious vision problems that can lead to partial or total loss of sight. That’s why it is important to wear lenses that provide everyday protection from ultraviolet (UV) rays and harmful blue light. Some options include Essilor’s breakthrough innovations like Eye–Sun Protection Factor (E-SPF) and Light Scan. Essilor lenses have a high E-SPF level of 25 which provide eyes with 25 times more protection from UV rays. On the other hand, Light Scan™ allows beneficial blue light to pass through the lens while filtering out the dangerous blue-violet light that can cause age-related macular degeneration.


Eye disorders, such as cataract, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and glaucoma, can be prevented if detected and treated early. If you experience the slightest problem, check with your eye doctor immediately.


Once you confirm you have an eye disorder, your doctor will prescribe corrective lenses that will address your specific problem. Make sure you follow your doctor and wear lenses suited your condition. Remember, only a professional eye doctor can prescribe the right lenses for you. Never make the mistake of borrowing other people’s eyeglasses simply because you feel they are "right" for your condition.

To know which protective, preventive or corrective lenses are suitable for your eye condition, visit your eye doctor.

For more information about Essilor and its high quality, premium lenses, visit http://www.essilor.com.ph/ or follow them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EssilorPH and Twitter https://twitter.com/essilorph.