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Protecting Your Eyes From Computer Screens

In the digital age, we spend a significant portion of our lives in front of screens, whether it's for work, entertainment, or communication. However, prolonged exposure to computer screens can have negative effects on our eyes, leading to discomfort, eye strain, and even long-term issues. This article aims to provide you with valuable information on protecting your eyes from computer screens by discussing the risks associated with prolonged screen time, understanding computer vision syndrome (CVS), and offering practical tips on preventing eye strain.

5 Tips to Pick the Best Eye Doctor for Your Family

Finding the best health care is vital for ensuring your family's overall well-being. Apart from finding the best physician, it would help if you got the right eye doctor. Good eye health is essential for the health of your family. Choosing an optometrist is a huge decision. 

7 Common Eye Emergencies and How to Act

Do you know what is classed as an eye emergency? Accidents, injuries and sudden health issues can occur at any time and often when we least expect them. Our eyes are just as likely to be affected but waiting too long to seek help can prolong your discomfort and increase your risk of experiencing permanent damage to your eyes and vision. Here are seven of the most common eye emergencies and what you should do if you are affected by any of these scenarios.

Diagnosing and Treating Dry Eye Syndrome

If you suffer from dry eye syndrome you aren’t alone. The condition affects millions of people during the course of their lifetime. And while for some people, dry eye syndrome may come and go, others will find that they experience chronic symptoms that affect how comfortably and how well they can see.

How Long Does It Take for the Cornea to Heal After Surgery?

The cornea plays a significant role in immunological defense, vision, and the eye’s mechanical integrity. Its high structure helps prevent infecti­­­­on and refract light. However, its position also makes it susceptible to insults and injuries. Its healing mechanisms aid in preserving its structure and enabling proper repair.

Diagnosing and Treating Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is an eye disease that often occurs in people who have been diagnosed with diabetes. It is a complication of diabetes that affects the eyes, and more specifically, the blood vessels that provide blood and nutrients to keep a part of the eye called the retina healthy.

Is Your Child a Good Candidate for Vision Therapy?

Vision therapy is a term used by optometrists to define treatment to improve visual skills and abilities. While aids like glasses or contact lenses can compensate for vision problems, vision therapy seeks to treat the root cause of the issue by teaching the visual system to correct itself. 

When to Start and When to Stop Myopia Management in Children

You cannot stop myopia progression, but there are steps that you can take to slow it down. Nearsightedness, or myopia, is a common issue that often starts in childhood and typically progresses into early adulthood before it stops on its own.

Diagnosing & Treating Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Are you having trouble identifying faces or reading sentences on a page? Age-related macular degeneration is an eye condition that can make typical daily activities difficult. If you notice that your vision is getting fuzzy or blurry, or that your eyes have become super sensitive to light, you need to see your eye doctor.

Glaucoma Diagnosis, Treatment, and Management

In 2020, an estimated 80 million people all over the world had glaucoma. Experts expect this number to reach more than 111 million in 20 years. Open-angle glaucoma is the most prevalent form of glaucoma in the United States. It affects nine out of 10 people and doesn’t usually have early warning signs.

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