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Save Your Vision: Digital Eye Strain

Save Your Vision: Digital Eye Strain

We’re here, our last installment in our Save Your Vision series. If you haven’t checked out our other posts, click here to see a full roundup of each post. These are great tips for taking good care of your vision, so you won’t want to miss them.

In our last post, we’re chatting about digital eye strain. As we use more and more devices, we begin to see the effects of digital eye strain more and more. Digital eye strain is defined as the physical discomfort experienced after two or more hours of staring at a screen. You might experience symptoms like dry, red or irritated eyes, blurred vision, fatigued eyes and back, neck or shoulder pain. You may also experience headaches. The symptoms of digital eye strain are not permanent and should dissipate after you discontinue use of digital devices. But, there could be long term damage as a result of digital eye strain.

The strain that focusing on mid-range digital screens causes our eyes tires the eye’s focusing system, causing possible long term damage. Another damaging element of digital eye strain and digital devices is the high-energy visible (HEV) or blue light emitted by these devices. Research suggests that overexposure to HEV light can damage the retina and increase the likelihood and severity of eye disorders like age-related macular degeneration and cataracts (source).

The Vision Council finds that six in 10 adults are unaware of the harmful consequences of HEV light – chances are you may be one of them. Here’s what you should know and how you can help reduce the likelihood of the long term damaging effects of digital eye strain;

1. The optical industry has developed several technologies that help address the causes of digital eye strain. Computer glasses are designed for the mid-distance range of computer screens, and they help bring digital content into focus. Computer glasses can be combined with special lens coatings and tints to help reduce screen glare and block out harmful HEV and blue-violet light. 

2. Always be sure to use the 20-20-20 rule: every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds. 

3. Be sure your workstation is optimized for your eyes with proper lighting, seat adjustments and monitor settings. 

4. Enlarge your computer’s text, this can also be done on your smartphones and tablets. Enlarging the text helps to reduce strain. 

5. This may be the simplest thing you can do – remember to blink. Staring at computer screens can dry your eyes. If you think you may be suffering from chronic dry eyes – schedule an appointment and we can help you. 

If you spend a lot of your time behind the screen and find that you are suffering from the symptoms of digital eye strain, stop in and let Dr. A discuss options for how to help you. There are a wide range of options including computer glasses.

Click here to make an appointment at eye2eye Optometry Corner!

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Tom Ford Shopping Event

Tom Ford Shopping Event

Join us Friday 12/1 from 3pm-7pm for our anniversary Tom Ford Shopping Event! Shop the latest Tom Ford styles, enjoy bites + sips, enter to win a pair of Tom Ford frames AND receive free lenses with the purchase of Tom Ford frames*.

We’ll be hosting this event at BOTH of our locations, Del Ray & Hilltop so join us at either location for a fun afternoon of celebrating & shopping!

Del Ray Office
1502 Mt. Vernon Ave
Alexandria, VA 22301

Hilltop Office
6475 Old Beulah St.
Alexandria, VA 22315
Located next to the Fort Belvoir Wegmans.

*Cannot be combined with insurance or other offers.

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Fall Sun Sale

Fall Sun Sale

Join us 10/23-10/25 for our fall sunglasses sale event! Save 50% off ALL sunglasses, excludes Maui Jim and Costa Del Mar.

You can take advantage of this sale event at BOTH locations – our Del Ray office and our new Hilltop office.

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Second Location: eye2eye Hilltop

Second Location: eye2eye Hilltop

We are now accepting appointments at our new second location, eye2eye Hilltop. Eye2eye Hilltop is located in the Hilltop Village Center in Alexandria, near the new Wegmans. Please call 703-822-0570 to book an appointment at our new location.

Hilltop Village Center
eye2eye optometry corner
6475 Old Beulah St.
Alexandria, VA 22315
703.822.0570

We’re excited to now offer two locations to help meet your eye care needs. Our new location, eye2eye Hilltop, will offer military discounts to those with active military IDs, the same unique, high quality selection of eyewear and the same exceptional service you’ll enjoy at our current Del Ray location.

Give us a call at 703-822-0570 to book an appointment at our new Hilltop location, or drop us a line at hilltop@myeye2eye.com with questions. We look forward to serving you at our two Alexandria locations!

 

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Elizabeth’s Pick: Bevel Titanium

Elizabeth’s Pick: Bevel Titanium

Lic_picks_transOur staff picks are back this week! We’ve got a lightweight titanium frame from Bevel in the perfect summery plum color. Elizabeth chose this frame for many reasons – the first one being that this frame is made from 100% pure titanium and is lightweight and comfortable. Barely-there lightweight titanium frames are perfect for surviving the summer heat.

Elizabeth also loves these frames for their fabulous pop of color. Plum is a great color for many skin tones and the pop of green on the inside of the frames is a playful peek-a-boo green hue.

If you’re looking for comfortable, colorful and stylish frames – this Bevel style is perfect for you. Schedule an appointment and Elizabeth will help fit you for these fab frames.

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