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Digital Eye Strain May Be More Common Than You Think

digital eye strainOne of the most obvious statements that can be made about current times is that technology is changing our world. The use of technology in daily life has grown exponentially over the last decade and shows no signs of stopping. Over half the country uses a digital device for at least 5 hours a day, with nearly a third using 2 or more devices at a time. This increase in exposure has been linked to the increased diagnosis of what is commonly known as digital eye strain. Younger patients will be starting school again soon, so it’s important for eye care professionals to be able to recognize this problem and know how to solve it.

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Blue Light & the Solar Eclipse

By now, you’ve probably heard about the enormous celestial event occurring this month: a total solar eclipse. A solar eclipse is, simply put, when the moon acts as a better door than a window, coming between the sun and Earth and casting a shadow somewhere on the earth’s surface. Whereas a partial eclipse happens at least twice a year somewhere on the planet, a total solar eclipse has not occurred since 1979; and the same places on Earth will not see a completely-eclipsed sun for another 375 years! On August 21, cities across the continental US will get their chance for this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Continue reading Blue Light & the Solar Eclipse

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Blue Light & Its Role in the Solar Eclipse

By now, you’ve probably heard about the enormous celestial event occurring this month: a total solar eclipse. A solar eclipse is, simply put, when the moon acts as a better door than a window, coming between the sun and Earth and casting a shadow somewhere on the earth’s surface. Whereas a partial eclipse happens at least twice a year somewhere on the planet, a total solar eclipse has not occurred since 1979; and the same places on Earth will not see a completely-eclipsed sun for another 375 years! On August 21, cities across the continental US will get their chance for this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Continue reading Blue Light & Its Role in the Solar Eclipse

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Improved MPOD Tied to Better Sleep

In a device-heavy society that emphasizes staying connected at all times, it can be difficult to turn it down a notch. When your mind is continuously connected to smartphones, tablets, etc., shutting down to go to sleep can be a challenge. But calming the mind isn’t the only thing that can keep you and your patients from sleeping.

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Protect Your Patients’ Eyes During Longer Days

As temperatures continue to warm up, it feels like summer is within reach. This means longer days accompanied by vacations, picnics, bike rides, hiking, pool parties, lake trips and countless more activities that only happen during the summer months. But with longer days come a longer exposure to blue light, which can add to the trouble experienced by your patients. Continue reading Protect Your Patients’ Eyes During Longer Days

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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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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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