The GOA Public Relations Officer, Dr Alfred Gardemor, said bleaching products contain chemicals that could go a long way to have effects on the unborn baby, stressing that high doses of chemicals contained in such products when engrossed into the skin could cause harm to both the particular pregnant woman and the unborn baby.
Dr . Gardemor who is a Principal Optometrist and Head of the Optometric Centre at the Nsawam Government Hospital said this at the sixth Ghana News Agency-Tema Regional Office as well as the Ghana Optometric Association fortnightly public sensitisation initiative “GNA-GOA: My Eye! My Vision!
The particular fortnight initiative is a collaborative public education advocacy campaign to promote the need for people in order to access eye care plus to draw attention to vision health.
The GNA-GOA: My Eyes! My Vision! The initiative also seeks in order to challenge the particular public and policymakers to focus on vision as a health issue, which forms a critical component of mankind’s wellbeing but is often neglected.
Dr Gardemor who spoke on the topic, “Children’s Eyesight and Vision Health, ” explained that will pregnancy changed the hormone level plus could make the skin more sensitive than normal leading the skin to react to certain chemicals applied to the body.
He said chemicals in whitening cosmetics can cause inflammation, scarring, and abnormalities among newborn babies if used during pregnancy and breastfeeding. This individual noted that during the process of bleached hair, some of the harmful substances penetrate the skin to the body and that will could go quite a distance in order to affect the baby.
Doctor Gardemor stated it could lead to premature babies, giving birth to babies with low birth weight, taking longer to conceive, plus pregnancy loss. He or she added that skin bleaching agents increase the susceptibility in order to infections and viruses making it easy for your skin to react.
He expressed concern that will most eye infections amongst babies were usually not detected early and led to key issues during the growth from the child.
“If you are pregnant the chemical you apply gets to the baby, and anything that you take, because associated with the placenta, whatever the particular mother takes the child will take because of that connection and that goes into the baby’s bloodstream, ” he stated.
He cautioned pregnant women to avoid using chemical substances that would be harmful to themselves and the babies in their wombs.
An optometrist at the particular Third Attention Care plus Vision Center, Dr Kwame Oben-Nyarko, stated that protecting the eyes from exposure to direct contact along with several environmental factors which could be detrimental to your eyes was recommended.
He mentioned the use of spectacles can furthermore be utilized for the correction of several conditions including doubling of vision and latent plus manifest deviations of the eye.
Dr Obeng-Nyarko speaking on: “Acquiring a pair of specs: What you need to know” explained that will it may sound like an easy task but there are several factors that need in order to be considered before the spectacle is dispensed.
This individual identified a few of the factors as professionals responsible for dispensing glasses; places to acquire it; the processes involved; different spectacle options available depending on the unique needs associated with the individual and diverse types of materials used for making lenses and frames.
Others include the accessories for eyeglasses as well as the cleaning processes of spectacles.