In this podcast from Let's Just Do This, Margaret Wallis-Duffy and Todd Miller speak with Dr. Caroline Teske! Dr. Teske demonstrates the effectiveness of "SmartBoost", a focusing lens for eyewear from Nikon that greatly reduces eye strain from focusing on smartphones/tablets that are usually used up close.
Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that cause progressive damage of the optic nerve. If left untreated, most types of glaucoma gradually worsen visual damage and lead to blindness. Once incurred, visual damage is irreversible. Glaucoma is the second most common cause of blindness worldwide and it is on the rise. Unfortunately, the disease progresses slowly and is often undetected until the damage is done.
Hand-held electronic devices are now an integral part of life and it can be hard to imagine a day without our laptop, tablet or Smartphone. The use of Smartphones, in particular, is on the rise and it's predicted that by 2020, 3 billion people across the globe will own one! Given that the average person spends about three hours a day on their Smartphone, it's reasonable to wonder what staring at a small, bright screen for so long and so often is doing to our eyes.
This non-surgical treatment program is developed by your holistic behavioural optometrist to improve vision problems such as crossed eyes, lazy eye, some reading or learning disabilities, post concussion syndrome, post stroke or traumatic brain injuries in addition to many other vision processing problems.
At Eyes Focused on You, we strive to educate our patients with the information they need to take charge of their health. As sleep is a cornerstone of good health, understanding its importance is the first step toward ensuring we get the kind of good-quality sleep we all need.
According to the World Health Organization, the UV radiation bouncing off of snow is about 80%. This can lead to snow blindness or temporary vision loss. UV protection is important year round to avoid early onset macular degeneration, cataracts and cancer.