LPU’s School of Pharmaceutical Sciences strived to protect eyes from ‘digital pollution’


As part of its responsibility for the welfare of students and employees; The School of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Lovely Professional University organized an expert conference on “Protecting the Eyes from Digital Pollution”. It was organized in association with Sankara Eye Hospital (Ludhiana). The interactive expert lecture was followed by an eye screening camp at the university’s ‘Uni-Hospital’, where over 250 students and staff members learned helpful eye care tips. For this, a team of 6 experts from Ludhiana Hospital led by Head of Unit, Mr. Ravinder Pal Chawla and renowned Ophthalmologist, Dr. Sidharth Sharma visited the LPU campus.

The main lecture was delivered by Dr. Sidharth Sharma. The Executive Dean of LPU’s Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Dr. Monica Gulati, welcomed the team of experts to campus. Provide expert opinion while interacting with students; Dr. Sidharth shared that the human eye is a complex and beautiful organ that acts as a mirror to the world. It is important to take care of the eyes because of their importance. Talking about what digital pollution is, he shared that it includes all sources of environmental pollution produced by digital tools. This can be related to manufacturing, how it works, and the e-waste that comes with it.

He was also informed that the relentless exposure to the light emitted by the gadgets is harmful to the eyes. Regular eye tests will ensure eye health and will also help in the treatment of any underlying conditions that may become a future problem. Technically, sight can be affected by refractive errors and more. Natural light is very important for the eyes to stay healthy. Only a practitioner can identify the underlying issues that are causing poor eyesight. Thus, regular eye screening is also very important. On this occasion, ways were also suggested to reduce digital pollution.

It was suggested to fight for a greener Web, in particular by thinking well about the next technological purchase; recycle old electronic devices; use green search engines; regularly monitor the inbox; remove unused tabs; lower the brightness; monitors should be turned off when not in use; and many others. It is understood that pollution-related emissions can be significantly reduced if computer users follow energy-saving guidelines. around the university.


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