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3 Ways to Find Relief from Digital Eye Strain

When our eyes feel tired, strained and dry it could be caused by staring at digital screens for long periods of time. 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

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6 tips to safeguard against digital eye strain symptoms and occasional dry eye

Digital eye strain can cause occasional dry eye. If your eyes ever felt itchy and tired after hours looking at a screen, this could be why. Learn more!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

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Doctor’s Tips: Dr. Erickson on Blue Light Protection for Indoors and Outside

Blue light exposure can harm your vision over time. Learn how you can protect your long-term vision now! 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.

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Blue Light Hazard: How to protect your vision outdoors and inside

iStock_000006729901LargeSunglasses 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.

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Doctor’s Orders: Dr. Erickson On Blue Light Protection & How Sunglasses Aren’t Enough

iStock_000006729901LargeSunglasses 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

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4 Tips on Protecting Vision From Blue Light

Blue light that comes from our phones, laptops, and televisions can actually harm our vision in the long run. Here are 4 tips to protect your vision from harmful blue light. 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…

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