Have you been experiencing red, dry, or watery eyes and blurred vision after binge-watching your favorite show on Netflix? Do you suffer from headaches and neck and shoulder pain when working on your laptop for too long? If so, you likely have computer vision syndrome (CVS). Commonly known as digital eyestrain, CVS is a growing public health issue that affects an estimated 60 million people worldwide. It’s a combination of visual health problems associated with prolonged use of digital devices. If you want to protect your eyes from this, you might want to consider applying the 20-20-20 rule.
Approximately 80 percent of what you perceive comes through your sense of sight. It’s unarguably one of the most important senses in your body. In fact, a survey involving more than 2000 participants indicated that 61 percent claimed that they couldn’t give up their sight out of the five senses. Also, an estimated 70 percent of the adult respondents agreed that losing their eyesight would have the most significant impact on their daily lives. By keeping your eyes healthy, you reduce your risk of impairing your vision from eye diseases and external dangers. Here are a few ways you can take care of your eyes:
The National Institutes of Health warn everyone of eye problems once fall sets in. It’s common knowledge that we should protect our eyes during spring and summer. The same level of eye protection should continue during the fall season.
Cortical visual impairment (CVI) is a form of visual impairment caused by damage to the brain’s optical parts. Conditions like stroke, hydrocephalus, brain malformation, and decreased oxygen cause this kind of brain damage.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, COVID-19 can be spread even by asymptomatic people who do not know that they are infected. That is why everyone must practice social distancing and wear face masks in public settings. Experts agree that masks help keep people who have COVID-19 from unknowingly transmitting the virus to others.
Injuries can affect any part of our bodies, including our eyes. While some accidents and injuries that affect the eyes can be dealt with at home, and shouldn’t have any lasting consequences, there are others that absolutely necessitate an emergency visit to your eye doctor.
Where have you been buying your contact lenses? Online access has greatly improved in the past several years. That is why anyone can just purchase anything, including contact lenses, online. It is an attractive offer especially when you have the product delivered straight to your door. Even so, should you forget the rapport between you and your optometrist, and keep purchasing lenses online? Let us discuss why you should buy contact lenses from your optometrist.
Dry eyes are one of the most common ocular conditions in the world. The symptoms associated with it can be fairly mild, meaning that many people who experience it do not realize that they are affected by an actual recognized eye condition. This is unless the symptoms don’t resolve themselves and you require medical intervention to help alleviate them.
You’ve just received a call, letter or email from your eye doctor reminding you that your annual eye exam is due, but have you acted on it and scheduled your appointment? Many of us are guilty of putting off what we consider to be non-essential appointments, including our regularly scheduled eye exams. There can be many reasons for this. Perhaps we are avoiding the appointment because we are prioritizing our expenses and can’t stretch to anything that isn’t urgent at this time – particularly if we think it is likely that we will need to pay out for glasses or contact lenses. It could be that we just don’t have time in our busy schedule. And for many people, optical appointments are like doctor’s appointments – and they feel that they only really need to attend them when they know that something is wrong. However, your eye doctor isn’t only there for when your vision is adversely affected, or you are suffering from unpleasant symptoms that are affecting your eyes and your day to day life. Here’s what you need to know about just why annual eye exams are so important.
When you wear glasses, not only will you have to make a decision about the style of frames that you have, but you will also need to consider which lens type is most suitable for you. There are many different types of lenses and lens coatings to choose from. One of the newest and most innovative are Transitions® GEN 8™ lenses.