Effect of eye relaxation practices on the level of visual acuity of respondents with different Visual Ailments
The World Health Organization analysis on the global distribution of visual ailments shows, there are 124 million people in the world with low vision. Worldwide on an average, more than one in forty people have severe visual impairment. Without proper interventions the number of blind will double to 75 million by the year 2020, which stresses the requirement of alternate methods of management of visual ailments. In the view of the greater prevalence of visual ailments the present study intends to probe the effectiveness of eye relaxation practices on the visual acuity of respondents with eye ailments. The respondents in the myopic, astigmatic and hyperopic groups were perceived to have significantly better improvement in visual acuity after eye relaxation practices in comparison to the respondents in the mixed group. The findings reveal that improvement in visual acuity is elicited through the sessions of eye relaxation practices. This is found effective with all the conditions of visual ailments under consideration. The eye relaxation practices will be useful in checking the progression of visual ailments. The finding of the study as seen above also imply that taking up eye relaxation practices may even prevent different types of eye ailments.