More and more of us spend our days working in front of a computer, laptop or other digital devices. In fact, The American Optometric Association (AOA) says that the average American worker spends seven hours a day on the computer either in the office or working from home. Because of this, many experience something called digital eye strain that can cause your eyes to feel dry and itchy. Continue reading 3 Ways to Find Relief from Digital Eye Strain
Science is showing that blue light emitting from our electronic devices is playing a role in the health of our vision. There is evidence that blue light exposure is contributing to the development of age-related eye health issues, which is the leading cause of blindness in the US.
Did you know that simply looking at your phone before bed can severely disrupt not only your circadian rhythm, but also your vision? Continue reading Blue Light and Your Circadian Rhythm
When you wake up in the morning, what’s the first thing you do? Many of us grab our cell phones. This means that the first thing we do in our daily lives is expose our eyes to blue light, which damages vision and can make our eyes feel dry and strained. Continue reading Blue Light: What It Is And How It Hurts Vision
Do you start your morning checking e-mail from your phone before your feet hit the floor? Most of us do. In fact, most office workers today spend a large portion of time at work sitting in front of a computer screen. We even use digital devices at home to unwind. You may not realize it, but we spend a great deal of time interacting with our electronic devices. But, we rarely pause to think how these activities affect us until the headaches, sore eyes, and blurry vision forces us to stop what we were doing
Sunglasses have enjoyed immense popularity over time. This is in part because tinted eyewear can enhance the quality of your vision. On a bright sunny day the retina in the back of your eye becomes saturated and your ability to judge contrast sensitivity, or discern fine detail, is reduced. Sunglasses essentially help you to eliminate the ‘visual noise’ to enhance your visual performance. In addition, proper sunglasses can protect the eye from potentially harmful blue light.
Sunglasses have enjoyed immense popularity for use during sports and recreational activities over time. This is in part because tinted eyewear enhances visual performance. On a bright sunny day the retina in the back of your eye becomes saturated and your ability to judge contrast sensitivity, or discern fine detail, is reduced.
Sunglasses have enjoyed immense popularity for use during sports and recreational activities. Tinted eyewear enhances visual performance in bright conditions by reducing undesirable glare and illumination. On a bright sunny day, the retina becomes saturated and reduces the ability to judge contrast sensitivity. For example, bright sunlight can affect the ability to judge the contours of the green in golf, or the spin on the ball in soccer or baseball. Continue reading Doctor’s Orders: Dr. Erickson On Blue Light Protection & How Sunglasses Aren’t Enough
Your morning probably started off like any other day. You might have watched the weather report on your flatscreen television before jumping in the shower, answered an email on your tablet shortly after getting dressed or texted a friend from your smart phone while eating breakfast. Odds are, you didn’t think about the blue light you were exposed to nor how this could affect your vision in the future…