The Vision Council’s 2016 report, Eyes Overexposed: The Digital Device Dilemma, concludes that 65 percent of Americans experience digital eye strain symptoms such as dry, irritated eyes, blurred vision, eye fatigue, neck and back pain and headaches.
Digital eye strain is the physical discomfort felt after two or more hours in front of a digital screen and is associated with the close to mid-range distance of digital screens, including desktop and laptop computers, tablets, e-readers and smartphones.
Prolonged periods of use can exacerbate symptoms which result from a variety of factors, including the proximity of the screen, the frequency and duration of use and the degree of exposure to the blue light emitted by video screens.
The optical industry has developed lens technology to alleviate vision problems associated with digital eye strain and protect eyes from blue light, glare and other environmental stressors. Commonly referred to as computer glasses, the lenses are constructed specifically for the mid-distance range at which users typically view a digital screen. This eye wear can be purchased with or without a prescription. If you think you, or a loved one may suffer from digital eye strain, a SNEAD EYE GROUP professional can help diagnose the condition and one of our trained opticians can assist you in selecting eye wear to alleviate your symptoms.
ARE DRY EYES AFFECTING YOUR LIFESTYLE?
Dr.Balasquide, the newest addition to the SNEAD EYE GROUP family, can help you or any member of your family who may be experiencing dry eye syndrome.
Dry eyes are very common. In fact over 3 million cases are diagnosed annually in the US. The risk of acquiring this condition increases with age and is seen more commonly among post-menopausal women.
In dry eye syndrome the eyes may become dry, red, and inflamed. The main symptoms are discomfort, a feeling of something in the eye, and sensitivity to light. Prescription and lubricating eye drops can help reduce dryness. In some cases immunosuppressive drug therapy is required. The most important thing to know is that this condition is treatable! Don’t let dry eyes affect the quality of your life.
Dr. B. works out of our newest location in Naples in the Pebblebrooke Plaza center, at the corner of Immokalee Rd. and Collier Blvd. Schedule an appointment with Dr. B. or any of the other SNEAD EYE GROUP physicians at a location near you for a diagnosis and treatment regime.
DR. ROSEN TRAINED TO TREAT KERATOCONUS
Dr. Rosen with SNEAD EYE GROUP is specially trained to treat Keratoconus, an eye disorder in which the cornea becomes misshapen, typically in a conical shape. This change in shape can lead to double vision, distortion of vision, blurred or streaked vision and sensitivity to light.
In many patients, corrective lenses fitted by a SNEAD EYE GROUP specialist will allow the patient to drive legally and function in daily life. If the disease continues to progress, one of several surgical options may be explored.
If you’ve experienced any of the symptons of Keratoconus, schedule an appointment with Dr. Rosen to determine the best treatment options for you.