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Can You Reverse Computer Vision Syndrome?

Computer vision syndrome or digital eyestrain is not one specific problem but a spectrum of issues. These issues cause eyestrain and discomfort due to exposure to blue light from digital screens. Research shows that 50 to 90 percent of people who work using computers have some symptoms. Many jobs require people to stare at their computer screens for hours. So, there is a need to learn how to reverse and prevent this condition.


How does Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treat Dry Eyes?

The eyes are made up of many important elements. One that is often overlooked in favor of more obvious structures is the ocular surface. The ocular surface is comprised of the cornea, which is the clear dome covering the front of the eye, the conjunctiva, which is the soft, pink tissue lining the eyes, and things like the drainage system, which helps to reduce an overflow of tear film. 


Can Myopia Be Reversed?

Myopia is a refractive error that is characterized by the ability to see nearby objects clearly, while ones further away appear blurred. It is the most common refractive eye error in the world, and the number of people experiencing the condition is rising every year.


When Should My Child Start Seeing an Eye Doctor?

About 6.8 percent of children below 18 suffer from some form of eye and vision problem. Sadly, almost three percent of children between zero to 17 years old are blind or have a visual impairment.


Picking the Perfect Pair of Glasses

Wearing eyeglasses is one of the easiest ways to correct your vision. However, with so many frames, lenses, and even coatings to choose from, choosing the perfect pair of glasses can be quite difficult. Some of the factors you should consider when shopping for a pair of glasses include:


5 Common Eye Emergencies and Treatment

Eye emergencies are quite common, and they can happen to anyone at any time. Most will require a trip to the emergency room. Different eye emergencies cause various issues and complications that can threaten vision and eye health. It is important to find out what you can do if you accidentally injure or damage your eye. Here are some common eye emergencies and treatments.


Benefits of Daily Contact Lenses

Daily contact lenses are gradually gaining popularity these days. They are a better option than eyeglasses in terms of comfort and flexibility. You no longer have to worry about how to exercise or match your outfit with your glasses for an event. Daily contact lenses come in a variety, and only an optometrist can advise you on the best one for you.


Process of Contact Lenses Exam

​​​​​​​While eyeglasses correct your vision from a short distance from your eyes, contact lenses do so while in direct contact with them. The American Optometric Association specifically says that a contact lens exam is more elaborate than a standard eye check. If you think it’s time for contact lenses, you should see your eye doctor and go through the right steps. If you want to understand what to expect during a contact lens exam, here’s what you should know.


Importance of Blue Light Protection Lenses

Over the years we have spent an increasing amount of time using technology, and this has meant that the amount of blue light we are exposed to has increased year on year. And unfortunately, this has led to some negative effects. Fortunately, there is a way that we can prevent being overexposed to blue light on a regular basis – blue light protection lenses.


Relieving Itchy, Dry Eyes

In order to treat your eyes effectively, your eye doctor will want to get to the bottom of what is causing them to feel this way. Typically, there are just a couple of different reasons why someone may experience dry, itchy eyes. Here’s what you need to know about the primary causes of itchy, dry eyes, and what treatment can help alleviate your symptoms. 


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