Computer Vision Syndrome is on the rise, check out the following infographic to learn more about Digital Eye Strain. Contact Modern Optometry today to schedule and eye exam.
Your computer is not your friend. It makes your eyes burn and tear. It gives you headaches. It causes your neck, shoulders, and back to get tense and sore. Unfortunately, using the computer is a necessary evil. So what can you do about it?
1. Take breaks. Every 20 minutes, gaze across the room or out the window for 20 seconds. Spend at least five minutes away from your desk every two hours.
2. Sit up straight. Good posture and a comfortable chair will make a huge difference.
3. Increase viewing distance. Push the monitor farther away and place it lower than eye level if possible.
4. Moisturize. Eyes get dry when blink rate decreases. Supplement with artificial tears every two hours.
5. Stay out of the spotlight. Make sure your screen is free from reflections and glare.
6. Upgrade. LCD displays are superior to CRT screens.
7. Invest in appropriate eyewear. Computer glasses with anti-reflective coating are a must. Your eye doctor will customize a prescription based on the distance from your eye to your monitor. The new anti-glare coatings block harmful blue light emitted by the screen.
You don’t have to suffer from Computer Vision Syndrome. Contact Modern Optometry today to schedule an eye exam.
Computer vision syndrome (CVS) is a term used to describe vision and joint related problems resulting from long periods of computer use. Staring at a computer screen for extended periods of time can lead to eyestrain, headaches, and blurred vision. Vision disorders such as myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia may contribute to CVS. Furthermore, the distance and angle a person sits from a computer screen can cause neck and back problems.
Having an eye exam to check for uncorrected vision problems is the first place to start. A refraction, or eyeglass prescription check, will discover if eyeglasses need to be prescribed. Eyeglasses will eliminate blurry vision, glare, and help your eyes focus up close.
The second step involves checking your body position and distance while sitting in front of a computer screen. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), your computer screen should be 15 to 20 degrees below eye level or (4 to 5 inches) measured from the center of the screen and 20 to 28 inches from your eyes.
If you are experiencing eye fatigue or strain after using a computer, schedule an appointment with Modern Optometry today. We will check your eyes and recommend appropriate treatments for your problems.
Look for future articles on anti-fatigue and computer glasses. These exciting new lens technologies offer solutions to problems caused by our modern lifestyles.
Source Article: American Optometric Association
Contact lenses specifically designed for digital device users!
90 percent of U.S. adults use digital devices more than two hours per day!
Biofinity Energys is the newest contact lens available from Cooper Vision. This contact lens is designed to treat digital eye fatigue caused by staring at digital devices like cell phones and computers.
9 out of 10 digital device users agreed that Biofinity Energys made their eyes feel good.
8 out of 10 digital device users agreed that Biofinity Energys lenses made their eyes feel less tired.
Energys uses Digital Zone Optics to make it easier for your eyes to focus up-close and Aquaform Technology to keep your eyes moist. Contact Modern Optometry today if you would like to be one of the first people to try this new contact lens technology.
Tom Ford is an American fashion designer who has a holistic approach to design and fashion. He made a name for himself during the 1990's when he built up the Gucci fashion house name. He designs everything from shoes and suits to jeans and eyeglasses. His eyewear has recently been in high demand and favored by a number of celebrities including Brad Pit.
Tom Ford has more than just star power, he is doing things his way since leaving Gucci and starting for himself. He personally designs and finalizes the details of the products in his line. Many other fashion brands do not have direct control over the products they license. This control ensures top rate quality and style from the designer himself.
Tom Ford inspecting eyeglass frames from his brand.
In his early life Tom studied architecture and even attended Studio 54 in New York city. Many of his designs are directly inspired by the fashion and ambiance of the 1970's. He is married to his domestic partner and has a son. He has become a part of popular culture through a song written by Jay -Z mentioning him by name.
If you want to get your hands on Tom Ford eyeglasses, send us an email and we will contact you directly to arrange a viewing. If you want to learn more about the Tom Ford brand, visit our YouTube channel where we have some great videos about Tom Ford eyewear and the man behind the brand.
Clear Care Plus is the newest version of contact lens cleaning and disinfecting solution made by Alcon. This type of contact lens solution differs from multi-purpose contact lens solution in that it contains hydrogen peroxide. Lenses must be kept in the solution for at least 6 hours.
Clear Care Plus with HydraGlyde is specifically designed to improve wetting and lubricate the newest types of silicone hydrogel lenses.
To learn more about this new contact lens solution, contact our office to schedule an appointment for an eye exam.
Ultra for Presbyopia is the newest contact lens available from Bausch and Lomb. This lens is designed to correct presbyopia, which causes blurry vision when reading or looking at a smart phone.
Ultra uses MoistureSeal technology which makes the lenses breathable, comfortable, and prevents them from drying out at the end of the day.
Ultra has a 3-Zone Progressive Design which offers better vision by providing consistent power and seamless transitions between the zones.
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ACUVUE VITA with HydraMax is the newest addition to the Acuvue family of contacts from Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Vision Care. Even though J&J believes it is best to replace contacts frequently, they have introduced a monthly lens to meet the demand of wearers who keep their lenses for a month. Vita continues the trend in the industry by using an EYE-INSPIRED Design, to mimic the biology of the eye.
HydraMax Technology is a new non-coated silicone hydrogel material designed to keep your contacts moist and comfortable for a full 30 days. The lens also uses an INFINITY EDGE Design to conform better to the contour of the eye and improve comfort.
VITA is a very breathable contact lens, has a high water content, and blocks UV light. Even though it is recommended to replace your lenses as frequently as possible, VITA offers contact lens wearers another option for all day comfort. If you would like to try this new contact lens, CONTACT Modern Optometry today!
The past two years have seen the introduction of brand new soft contact lens technologies. One of the best lenses to hit the market is Dailies Total One (DTO) from Alcon. This lens boasts a silicone center surrounded by a hydrogel coating. This means the lens has a water content closer to that of the human eye. When you wear DTO it is easy to forget that you are wearing a lens at all.
Figure 1. Dailies Total 1 contact lens box.
Another recent lens to the market is the Bausch and Lomb Ultra. Ultra is not a daily contact lens, however, it is extremely comfortable, like DTO. Ask us about trying one of these new lenses at your next eye exam.
Figure 2. Bausch + Lomb Ultra contact lens box.
Figure 3. Diagram showing technology behind Dailies Total 1.
If you need astigmatism contacts, ask us about Clariti 1 Day Toric and stay tuned for more details about Clariti 1 Day contact lenses.
Don't wait. Make an appointment with Dr. Schutte or Dr. Bieber to see what lenses will work best for you. Appointments are available Monday through Saturday by calling 703-272-8300 or requesting an appointment online. Most medical and vision plans are accepted.
Join us Friday June 17 from 2pm to 6pm to view and purchase the entire Maui Jim line of sunglasses in our store. Enter to win a free Maui Jim Frame during the event.
Maui Jim frames make great Father's Day Gifts and we also have gift certificates available. Maui Jim sunglasses are available with both prescription and non-prescription lenses. Read on to learn more about what makes these shades so great.
Maui Jim sunglasses are high-end eyewear. Maui Jim has set out to bring you the ultimate experience: a brighter more beautiful view than you have ever seen before. Maui Jim lenses contain 3 rare earth elements that bring out reds, greens, and blues. This allows you to see the world the way it is supposed to be seen.
Figure 1. Grey Eh Brah Tortoise White Blue
Features of Maui Jim lenses include: water proof and oleophobic coating, anti-reflective treatment, clearshell scratch resistant treatment, color enhancing lens, polarizing film, bi-gradient or gradient mirror application. Lens color choices include Neutral Grey, Maui Rose, HCL Bronze, and Maui HT.
Figure 2. Maui Jim Lens Applications
Figure 3. Maui Jim lens color choices.
Maui Jim lenses are made of the following materials: SuperThin (ST) Glass, Maui Pure, Maui Evolution, and Polycarbonate. Maui Pure has the highest optical clarity of any non-glass lens.
Figure 4. Maui Jim lens material choices.
Maui Passport is the name of the prescription program. Maui Passport offers improved visual acuity in the widest field of view. For prescription lenses Maui Jim uses Polycarbonate and Maui Evolution. Maui Jim even makes reader sunglasses.
Figure 5. Image on left shows Maui Jim exclusive digital lens design with edge-to-edge clarity. Image on right shows optics with conventional lens design.
Maui Jim frames are made of metal, nylon and Grilamid. Grilamid is thinner than nylon making it extremely light weight and glexible, however not nearly as flexible as Maui Flex. Maui Flex is a proprietrary ultra flexible titanium nickel memory metal that remembers its fit and bounces back to its original shoape with rugged wear and tear.
Figure 6. Koki Beach.
Some new Maui Jim Eyeglasses models include : Mixed Plate, Koki Beach, Malihini, and Ohia.
Maui Jim also has several special collections. The Maui Jim Universal Fit collection has very adjustable nosepads for people with a minimal bridge or nose. Maui Pure Air Collection frames are made out of Grilamid material, a lightweight durable, polyamide. This is the material of choice in the Maui PureAir collection. Finally, the MyMaui program allows you to customize your Maui Jim readers.
Figure 7. Ohia
Figure 8. Mixed Plate
Figure 9. Malihini
Figure 10. Frigate
Figure 11. Baby Beach
Maui Jim is known for the quality of their lenses and frames. Maui Jim provides outstanding customer service and has an excellent warranty policy. As part of Maui Jim's warranty policy temples and nose pads will be replaced free of charge.
Contact Modern Optometry to learn more about Maui Jim eyewear. Schedule an eye exam and browse our great selection of glasses.