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  • Computer Vision Syndrome

    Computer Vision Syndrome Affects Millions

    By JANE E. BRODY MAY 30, 2016 .... NEW YORK TIMES
    Credit Paul Rogers
    Jane Brody on health and aging.

    Joanne Reitano is a professor of history at LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, Queens. She writes wonderful books about the history of the city and state, and has recently been spending many hours — sometimes all day — at her computer to revise her first book, “The Restless City.” But while sitting in front of the screen, she told me, “I developed burning in my eyes that made it very difficult to work.”

  • Take care of your contact lenses!

    Study: Bad hygiene a problem for nearly all contact lens users

    USA TODAY NETWORK Mary Bowerman, USA TODAY Network 1:41 p.m. EDT August 20, 2015

    If you wear contact lenses, chances are you've slept in them and on occasion forgot to disinfect them.

    Of the 41 million estimated contact lens wearers in the United States; almost everyone is guilty of breaking the rules when it comes to contact care, according to a new survey from the Centers for Disease Control.

  • Low Farsightedness at age 6 predicting future nearsightedness????

    Will your kid need glasses? New formula predicts myopia

    Maggie Fox NBC News

    A new study suggests that a child's vision in first grade can predict whether he or she might become nearsighted by middle school.

    Researchers think they’ve come up with a simple formula for predicting which children will need glasses as they hit middle school: measure how farsighted they are in the first grade.

    Their study of more than 4,500 children shows that measuring their vision at around age 6 can predict which kids will become nearsighted by the age of 13.

  • Did you get an e-reader for Christmas?

    How E-books May Disrupt Your Sleep

    By NICHOLAS BAKALAR DECEMBER 22, 2014 3:00 PM December 22, 2014 3:00 pm

    Planning to read in bed tonight? It may be better to read an actual book instead of an e-book reader. A small study has found that reading light-emitting electronic devices before bedtime is a recipe for poor sleep.

  • Observe Eye-Safe Precautions to Protect Eyesight This Fourth of July

    Each year, we honor Independence Day with a dazzling display of fireworks - whether it be right in our own backyards or at a community celebration. Although most families take precautions to protect themselves and their children against the potential dangers of fireworks, thousands still visit the emergency room every year - often with eye injuries.

  • Coming to our Office next month!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    As described in the Macular Anatomy section, Macular Pigment protects the macula from free-radical damage caused by blue wavelength light. A risk factor for developing AMD is low Macular Pigment Optical Density (MPOD). There is now a device called the Densitometer that measures MPOD, the relative health of your macula. The macula is the sight-sensing center in the back of the eye

  • Anti - Seizure Medication has ocular side effects!!


    • POTIGA can cause retinal abnormalities with funduscopic features similar to those
    seen in retinal pigment dystrophies, which are known to result in damage to the
    photoreceptors and vision loss.

    • Some patients with retinal abnormalities have been found to have abnormal visual
    acuity. It is not possible to determine whether POTIGA caused this decreased visual
    acuity, as baseline assessments are not available for these patients.

    • Approximately one third of the patients who had eye examinations performed after

  • Video games and "lazy eye"

    Study: Tetris Video Game May Help Treat Lazy Eye.

    BBC News (4/23, Roberts) reports,
    "Canadian doctors say they have found an inventive way to treat lazy eye - playing the Tetris video game." In a study published in the journal Current Biology, researchers from McGill University "discovered the popular tile-matching puzzle could train both eyes to work together." In the study of 18 adults, Tetris "worked better than conventional patching of the good eye to make the weak one work harder."

  • MYOPIA in the news

    Reuters (2/12, Doyle)
    reports that according to a study published online Feb. 4 in the journal Ophthalmology, myopia appeared to worsen in children during the winter months when days are at their shortest. Conversely, the progression of myopia was far less during the summer months with longer days. Researchers arrived at this conclusion after studying 200 eight- to 14-year-old youngsters from Denmark, a country where daylight can vary from as little as seven hours per day in winter to as much as nearly 18 hours per day during mid-summer.

  • Computer Vision Syndrome!

    The Sacramento (CA) Bee (8/5, 1D, Gonzales) reported, "Eye trouble associated with sitting in front of a computer is a national phenomenon, with computer users going to eye doctors with complaints of tired, dry or weepy eyes, headaches, blurry vision and eyestrain." In fact, "the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health estimates that 90 percent of people who spend three hours or more a day in front of a computer screen have some symptoms of computer vision syndrome." In addition, according to the National Eye Institute, "kids are being diagnosed with myopia, or nearsightedness