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Eyes in the Digital World

The importance of taking care of your eyes in the digital world. These days it’s not uncommon to spend a big chunk of the day on computers or handheld devices like smartphones. That’s why it’s important to think about the effect these devices may be having on your eyes.

Dr. Mile Brujic of Premier Vision Group recently stopped by the Daily Buzz to talk about protecting your iHealth in a digital world. Watch the interview to learn some simple tips for protecting your vision and how contact lenses can improve your lifestyle!

You may need to think about making a few small changes to avoid eyestrain:

  • Place your computer screen 20 to 26 inches away from your eyes and slightly below eye level.
  • Use a document holder next to your screen so you don’t have to keep moving your head/changing your focus.
  • Every 20 minutes look 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
  • Let your eye care professional know if you are on handheld devices excessively. You may need a separate prescription for digital devices to help prevent eyestrain.

If you have trouble reading the small type on your phone or computer you are not alone. Over 90% of people over the age of 40 have trouble reading small type. It's a common condition called Presbyopia. But you don't have to sacrifice your style with reading glasses – multifocal contact lenses can help. Talk to your eye care practitioner today.

 

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