With so many of us using computers at work, computer eye strain has become a major job-related complaint. Studies show that eye strain and other bothersome visual symptoms occur in 50 to 90 percent of computer workers.
These problems can range from physical fatigue, decreased productivity and increased numbers of work errors, to minor annoyances like eye twitching and red eyes.
Here are 10 easy steps you can take to reduce your risk of computer eye strain and other common symptoms of computer vision syndrome (CVS):
What’s one thing to never do while putting in contacts? Not make sure they’re cleaned properly!
Whether you have one-a-days, over nights, fortnights like I do, or color contacts for fun, forgetting to take care of your contacts and can come with catastrophic consequences. Even just leaving them in for too long can at the very least put a strain on your eyes.
The Ache: Reading glasses are one of the most hated inconveniences of growing older.
The Claim: A new doughnut-shaped device from AcuFocus Inc., Irvine, Calif., can dramatically reduce reliance on reading glasses. It’s implanted in the outer layer of just one eye, which will then be used for reading.
The Verdict: Read more…
When you are in need of eye care services, it can be hard to determine what kind of eye doctor you should see — an ophthalmologist, optometrist or optician? And, what are the differences among these three types of eye care professionals? Yaldo Eye Center is here to break down the services these eye care providers offer and how they can meet your vision needs.
An ophthalmologist is an eye M.D. who specializes in vision care. As a medical doctor, they have completed college and at least eight years of additional training. They are licensed to practice medicine and surgery, as well as diagnose and treat various eye diseases. Ophthalmologists can also prescribe eyeglasses and contact lenses. Outside of work, they may be involved in scientific research.
An optician is a trained technician who specializes in designing and fitting lenses and frames for eyeglasses and contact lenses. An optometrist or ophthalmologist will provide the optician the specific prescription. Opticians are not permitted to perform eye exams, write prescriptions or diagnose eye diseases.
An optometrist obtains a doctor of optometry (OD) degree after completing three or more years of college, followed by four years of optometry school. They are licensed to perform eye exams, prescribe and dispense corrective lenses and detect eye problems, but they are not medical doctors.
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Now that you are aware of the difference between each type of eye care provider, you can make sure you are seeing the right type of eye care professional for your vision needs. Schedule an appointment at Yaldo Eye Center today to get the clear vision you deserve.