Smart phone and tablet usage has expanded significantly across the globe in recent years prompting scientists and researchers to ask compelling questions around how this jump in screen usage is impacting our health. The fallout from extensive mobile device usage can be felt in a number of ways, not just with the eyes. Your holistic optometrist and her team of wellness professionals can respond to your needs in helping not only treat the ailments resulting from too much screen time, but can offer some suggestions on minimizing further issues.
We live in a world of digital devices. Our work and recreation time is filled with hours of staring at screens of various sizes. This activity does not come without its drawbacks. People who spend hours every day at computers, cellphones, and tablets are susceptible to digital eye strain and dry eye. And the problem seems to be occurring more frequently in children.
Dry eye is exactly what you would think - a condition in which the eyes do not have adequate moisture. Typical symptoms of dry eye include discomfort, stinging, redness and fatigue in the eyes, along with blurred vision and sensitivity to light. Research indicates that inflammatory factors play a key role in the development of dry eye. There have also been studies conducted that suggest a possible association between vitamin D levels and dry eye symptoms.
People with dyslexia usually have difficulty learning to read, spell or write despite normal intelligence. Dyslexics often get labeled as lazy, dumb, or careless through no fault of their own. This naturally can lead to poor self-esteem and emotional frustration.
Blindness is not a fashion statement. And to risk blinding yourself for the sake of art or perceived beauty is simply misguided. There is a disturbing trend at the moment in Ottawa, Arnprior, Toronto and Newfoundland where an inexperienced tattoo artist is performing scleral tattoos. Yes, that’s the white part of your eye ball. The part of your eye that hurts like crazy when you get shampoo in it.