Eyewear has come a long way from simply correcting eyesight problems and providing UV protection for the eyes. These days, no accessory can highlight your facial features better than eyeglasses. They also highlight fashion sense and personality. What does your eyewear say about you? Whether you are into fashion or need a new look this year, a sophisticated pair can suit your needs. Here is a sneak peek of the trends that will be influencing eyewear this year.
Blue light is all around us. Our main source of it is the sun, which produces natural blue light that causes the sky to look blue on bright, sunny days. Many people think that any sort of light exposure is bad for our eyes, but this isn’t the case. Our bodies benefit from some blue light each day and getting enough has several positive effects including regulating our circadian rhythm (sleep-wake cycle), improving our mood, and boosting our memory and other cognitive functions.
Regular eye exams are just as important for children as they are for adults, particularly when it comes to their learning and development. Eye doctors recommend that all children undergo a comprehensive pediatric eye exam every 12 months. The frequency of these appointments is greater than those recommended for adults, and this reflects the speed with which children’s eyes and vision can change.
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.