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Protect Your Children's Eyes with Sunwear this Summer
With summer right around the corner, it’s time to break out the tank tops, sunblock and sunglasses. When it comes to children, sunglasses are an essential part of protecting young eyes from potentially harmful UV (ultraviolet) and HEV (high energy visible) rays.
Children spend a significant amount more time outside than most adults, and their eyes are still developing and growing. Children’s eyes are also less able to filter out damaging UV and HEV rays, meaning they are at an even higher risk for eye damage.
Here are some things to consider when purchasing sunwear for your child: Verify with your optician that the sunglasses you choose will block 100% of UV rays. Keep in mind that the color of lenses that block HEV rays will be a copper shade. Polycarbonate lenses are a good option for children’s sunglasses because they’re particularly hardy. Choose sunglasses that are designed specifically for physical activity, especially if your c…
Is Your Computer Screen Hurting Your Vision? Desktops, laptops, iPads and tablets, smartphones…as the advent of technology has become even more prevalent in people’s everyday lives, we’re starting to see more and more how it affects patients’ vision.

The difference between viewing a computer screen and reading text on a piece of paper is significant, from distances and lighting to the sharpness of words on a screen versus print. Viewing a computer screen makes your eyes work much harder, which can result in Computer Vision Syndrome.

If you’re suffering from headaches, burning or tired eyes, blurred vision, or a loss of focus, you may have Computer Vision Syndrome. Other vision problems can be exacerbated by viewing computer screens as well.

Your optometrist can determine if you are suffering from Computer Vision Syndrome and treat it accordingly. There are several adjustments you can make that will help ease your discomfort, such as the angle at which your computer screen is positioned an…