Sunday, September 1, 2019

Eye Fatigue and Electronics

Many people suffer from eye fatigue; your high school or college student, your IT professionals and anyone spending hours per day on an electronic device from a computer to cell phone. Symptoms like dry tired eyes, eye twitching, redness, etc. You should check your whole environment while using computers. Your eyes are more comfortable when the lights or sunlight is not as bright as most offices or computer screen. Adjust your screens brightness, change lighting or close shades to improve your lighting. Minimize glare by purchasing non-glare lenses and if you do not wear prescription eyeglasses look into purchase a non-glare screen cover to minimize unwanted reflections that cause eye strain from glare. You can even do small adjustments like font size, background color and contrast to your monitors to make your eyes more comfortable. It sounds silly but you should blink more often so you ward off dry eyes and always take screen breaks. Look away from your computer at least every 20 minutes and gaze at a distant object (at least 20 feet away) for at least 20 seconds. Some eye doctors call this the "20-20-20 rule." Looking far away relaxes the focusing muscle inside the eye to reduce fatigue. If you do have an eyeglass prescription, we have several lens designs that help maintain optimal vision while using a computer. Even for a student, a day full of studying or screen time, we have lenses that have just a little bit of plus power in the bottom of your lenses that you will not even notice that help keep your eyes more comfortable and focused. Come in anytime to talk to one of our Opticians about lens solutions. Your eyes will thank you!

Visit D’Ambrosio Optical Center to learn more, or visit us at D’Ambrosio Optical Center, Google or so that we can help select fashionable, comfortable and durable eyeglasses and eyewear for your entire family.

D'Ambrosio Optical Center provides personalized service fitting and selection of eyewear for patients throughout greater Boston, central and western Massachusetts with office locations at 479 Old Union Turnpike, Lancaster, Massachusetts 01523, 100 Powder Mill Road, Acton, Massachusetts 01720, 865 Merriam Avenue, Suite 119, Leominster, Massachusetts 01453, 413 Main Street, Athol, Massachusetts 01331 and 74 Main Street, Gardner, Massachusetts 01440.