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Tom Rodriguez sees things clearly, creatively with Essilor Crizal 

Kapuso hunk Tom Rodriguez is more than an actor – he dabbles in music and the arts, along with his many passions on screen and off. 

With his multi-faceted personality and active lifestyle, it is not surprising that he spends long hours in front of either the camera or his laptop, which heightens his exposure to health risks, especially towards his vision. 

With growing awareness of these risks to his eyesight, he recently teamed up with Essilor, world leader in ophthalmic lenses, as the newest brand ambassador of Crizal® Prevencia™, a multi-coated lens featuring the brand’s most advanced protective technology.
 

 

Not many know that even before becoming one of local showbiz’s certified heartthrobs, art has has been Tom’s first love. The talented artist usually curates his many works on his Instagram account. 

Many of his artworks are inspired by Philippine folklore, superheroes and characters from anime, games, and comics. He sketches and sculpts in between takes during drama filming or photo shoots. With all these taking up his non-acting time, Tom can’t help but be exposed to harmful blue lights and this has affected his vision.

“Crizal® Prevencia™ is the perfect protection I have against exposure to harmful elements and blue light everywhere I am, at any time,” shares the 29-year old actor. “It makes me enjoy doing digital animation more, knowing that I am completely protected. As a result, I can create more artwork and perform better as an artist without having to worry about eye strain or blurry vision.”

As part of his campaign with Essilor, Tom stars in the brand’s latest TVC, which shows his daily struggle with over-exposure to harmful blue light. Crizal® Prevencia™ provides front and back protection as well as selective filtering of harmful blue light from devices and the sun that can cause long-term damage such as cataracts and Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). At the same time, it lets in good light that regulates sleep and mood and boosts brain activity.

Learn more about Crizal® Prevencia™ by visiting your preferred eye care professional or leading optical shop, or by logging on to http://www.essilor.com.ph.

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Give your eyes a break! 

We are all guilty of abusing our eyes. In fact, I am one of the guilty ones. From the stressful work activities that led me to be always in front of the computer screen to the constant addition to gadgets, it is safe to say that my eyes has been through much already. 

It doesn’t help that Summer is just around the corner:  Best known as the season of glare-related eyestrain where you experience stinging of the eyes because of too much concentrated sunlight. 

While light is an essential part of daily life – helping you see, regulating your body clock, and even providing you with much-needed Vitamin D – too much of it can cause painful eye conditions, including eyelid twitches, eye pain and extreme sensitivity to bright light. In severe cases, overexposure can permanently damage your central vision. Harmful blue light from artificial sources such as electronic devices causes retinal cell degeneration, while ultra-violet radiation from the sun contributes to the development of cataracts.


“Everyone, no matter the age or gender, should protect their eyes daily from bad effects of excessive exposure to light,” shares Dr. Emelita Roleda, Essilor Philippines general manager. “The effects of overexposure to UV rays and harmful blue-violet light may only be visible during adulthood, when vision problems like Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) set in, so we highly advice the Filipino public to take preventive measures against them.”

Essilor, the world’s leading ophthalmic optics company, has come up with a solution that protects vision: Crizal® Prevencia multi-coated lenses, which selectively filters bad blue light and lets in essential good light needed for well-being.

“Essilor has undergone a rigid and thorough process in the creation of Crizal® Prevencia,” explains Dr. Roleda. “Its advanced light scan technology enables us to protect our eyes from irreversible eye conditions which threaten healthy vision.” 

In addition to using Crizal® Prevencia lenses, she highly advices proper eye care. “Start by getting a comprehensive eye exam at least once a year,” she says. “Your eye doctor can determine the present condition of your eyes and help you take preventive or protective measures regarding possible vision problems.”

Another way to reduce the risk of eyestrain is taking frequent breaks from reading or monitor use, shares Dr. Roleda.

Lastly, she gives some sound sartorial advice when outdoors: “This summer, load your eyeglasses with Crizal® Prevencia lenses containing E-SPF 25. Then, pair your glasses with a nice hat or a sturdy umbrella.”

Indeed, eyesight is among the most important senses, but it receives less care than it deserves. By reducing strain, limiting exposure to harmful light, and making use of eyewear like Crizal® Prevencia lenses, you can protect your eyes all day long and ensure many more years of healthy vision.

Learn more about Crizal® Prevencia by visiting your eye doctor or leading optical shop nationwide, or by logging on to http://www.essilor.com.ph.

 
 

Take care of your peepers with these sight-saving tips 

My father, whose simple happiness in life can be found in his newspapers and his favorite television show, is slowly losing his sight due to cataract. 

my father, the simple man finding his happiness in the simple things in life

He is already technically blind on his left eye and the right is slowly being corrupted by cataract also. Years of use – being exposed to the sun, glare of television, reading on low lights, constant exposure to harsh lights (he is a painter by profession before he retired) has now taken its toll. As his children, we are scrambling to prepare him for his cataract operation. 

Like my father, my life and happiness depended heavily on my eye sight: I am writer and corporate PR practitioner by profession; I blog and attend events; I draw and sketch as well do calligraphy. One of my greatest fears is to lose my sight when I grow old. 

Hence, my father’s cataract diagnosis has become a wake up call for me to take care of my eyesight more. If you’re like me who is more conscious about the health of your eyesight, here are some tips to consider: 

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Healthy food for healthy vision. Nutrients such as Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin C and E, can help ward off age-related vision problems for adults while Lutein helps increase optical density. Studies show that by eating leafy green vegetables, which are rich in these nutrients, decreases the risk of macular degeneration and cataract. Moreover, eating a well-balanced diet can also help prevent other health problems such as diabetes, which is the number one cause of blindness among adults.

Avoid excessive exposure to damaging blue lights. At this age of technology, we cannot avoid getting exposed to radiation emitted by the blue light in our gadgets. This can cause eye fatigue and eye strain. Make sure you limit your exposure to your screens and monitors and take a rest every now and then.

Get regular eye check-ups. Periodic eye and vision consultation and examinations are an important part of preventive eye care. Adults should have their eyes tested to keep their prescriptions up-to-date and to check for eye complications, while eye exams are essential for children to ensure normal vision development.

Use effective eyewear. The right kind of lenses can protect your eyes from the glaring ultraviolet rays of the sun or the blue lights caused by your digital lifestyle, prevent your eyes from future damages and correct your existing vision problems. 

Technologies like Crizal®, Transitions® and Varilux®, Eyezen®, Xperio®, Optifog® and Myopilux® have lenses which are specifically designed to suit your needs, age or activities. For instance, Crizal Optifog™, which is best for surgeons and chefs, prevent fog from clouding your eyes, while Varilux is prescribed for those 40 years old and above and helps in achieving clear vision in their age. Myopilux®, meanwhile, prevent Myopia or nearsightedness for kids 12 years old and below.

Essilor Philippines, the world’s leading ophthalmic optics, offers the kind of technology and science to help you care for your eyes. Essilor brands and products are available at at leading optical shops nationwide. 

For more information, visit https://www.essilor.com.ph/.