As the prevalence of Dry Eye Disease continues to rise, especially in the bustling metropolitan city of Mumbai, Dr. Agarwals Eye Hospital is taking significant steps to tackle this growing health concern. The hospital, which is the largest network of eye hospitals in India, is raising awareness about the disease and promoting measures to mitigate its impact.
Dr. Smit Bavariya, a Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist at Dr. Agarwals Eye Hospital, explains that the main cause of Dry Eye is the surge in screen time in the post-pandemic era. He also identifies the extended hours spent in air-conditioned rooms and vehicles as contributing factors.
To address this issue, Dr. Agarwals Eye Hospital is conducting community education initiatives, providing lectures in IT companies and banks, and hosting webinars to provide valuable insights on managing dry eye effectively. They also emphasize the importance of regular eye check-ups and adhering to the 20-20-20 rule to reduce the risk of developing Dry Eye Disease.