𝗥𝗘𝗟𝗔𝗫 (𝗥)/𝗔𝗡𝗧𝗜-𝗙𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗚𝗨𝗘 (𝗔𝗙) 𝗟𝗘𝗡𝗦𝗘𝗦 𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗘𝗔𝗥𝗟𝗬 𝗣𝗥𝗘𝗦𝗕𝗬𝗢𝗣𝗜𝗔 𝗔𝗡𝗗 𝗧𝗜𝗥𝗘𝗗 𝗘𝗬𝗘𝗦
In today’s multitasking, info-overloaded world, it’s increasingly common for many of us to work on computer screens for hours, send text messages to friends and then relax by watching YouTube videos. It’s no surprise then that our eyes are often stressed to the point of exhaustion. Focusing on small digital screens, one to three feet away for long periods of time can cause blurred vision, headaches and discomfort as the eye’s internal lens accommodates to maintain focus at these distances. The above also occurs during the development of early presbyopia when the eye is struggling to maintain accommodative effort.
𝐎𝐑𝐓𝐇𝐎 𝐊 – 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐂𝐋𝐄𝐀𝐑 𝐀𝐋𝐓𝐄𝐑𝐍𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐕𝐄 𝐓𝐎 𝐒𝐔𝐑𝐆𝐄𝐑𝐘
What is ORTHO K?
Orthokeratology, or ortho-k, is the use of specially designed and fitted hard contact lenses to temporarily reshape the cornea to improve vision. It’s like orthodontics for your eyes and the treatment is often compared to dental braces. Most ortho-k lenses are worn at night to reshape the front surface of the eye while you sleep. Therefore, you can see things clearly when you wake up after taking off your lenses. Vision improvements are reversible but can be maintained if you keep wearing the lenses as directed.
𝐃𝐈𝐆𝐈𝐓𝐀𝐋 𝐄𝐘𝐄 𝐒𝐓𝐑𝐀𝐈𝐍 – 𝐂𝐎𝐌𝐏𝐔𝐓𝐄𝐑𝐒, 𝐒𝐂𝐑𝐄𝐄𝐍𝐒 & 𝐏𝐇𝐎𝐍𝐄𝐒
Digital-related eye strain can affect anyone who spends hours a day using digital devices. You might experience headaches, vision blurring, achy eyes, feel grittiness as well as tired eyes. You may also find your eyes become dry with tearing or stinging. This eye strain is the same as the symptoms you may have when reading, writing or doing “close work” like sewing for long periods of time.
BLUE LIGHT GLASSES AND DIGITAL EYE STRAIN
Possible advantage of Blue light glasses when using digital screens
Blue Light – IS IT DANGEROUS
When looking at any digital screen for long periods of time, whether it is a computer, TV, phone or tablet, you are exposed to BLUE LIGHT. But there is no scientific evidence that blue light from digital devices causes damage to your eye. Therefore