Computer Vision Syndrome
The common demands of many jobs can strain your eyes, especially if they involve long-term staring at a monitor or screen.
Symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome include blurry vision, watery eyes, and headache, in addition to stiffness or pain in the neck and shoulders. Improper posture, poorly corrected vision, and problems with eye muscle coordination can exacerbate this problem.
In some cases, corrective lenses especially designed for the common distance between your eyes on a computer monitor will be recommended. They can provide a larger intermediate area for viewing at “computer distance” that is less straining on the eyes. Lens treatments that help block the high energy blue light that is emitted from our flat screens is also important in relieving the symptoms from computer vision syndrome.
Conjunctivitis – Pink Eye
“Pink eye” is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, a thin membrane that protects the surface of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelids. Bacterial and viral infections, allergies, and other irritants can lead to this inflammation, which is typically accompanied by redness, increased tearing, and sometimes discharge.
When caused by an infection, conjunctivitis can be highly contagious. While most cases tend to improve within 14 days, some can become more severe and even threatening to one’s vision. Call us anytime you suspect pink eye.
Diabetic Eye Disease
The effects of type 1 or type 2 diabetes can contribute to multiple eye problems, including diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, glaucoma and even dry eye syndrome.
Proactive examination and preventative care can help prevent many diabetic eye complications from having permanent effects. It is best not to wait for any symptoms to begin to develop before starting to receive check-ups; start now before any problems start.