The Best Tips For Maintaining Eye Health In Your Workplace

The Best Tips For Maintaining Eye Health In Your Workplace

Ask any eye doctor and they are bound to tell you that a lot of your eye health depends on how well you take care of your eyes, particularly in the workplace. The Laser Center of Coral Gables, an eye clinic in Miami, recommends being vigilant in avoiding many situations where your eye health may be at risk. The effects of staring at screens Our modern lives are all about staring at screens. When we’re not staring at our phone, watching TV or playing video games, we are at our desks, staring at a computer screen. For many, just our work hours from nine to five are spent glued to a laptop screen or monitor. As you can imagine, this really isn’t healthy for our eyes. There is actually a name for the problems associated with this: Computer Vision Syndrome. CVS encompasses a whole range of different eye disorders and problems. They are caused by constantly having to re-focus on the screen in front of you (such as when you look away for a moment and then back at the screen) coupled with the glare and flicker of the screen. Signs you are suffering from CVS include: Blurred vision Dry and/or red eyes Headaches Double vision Note that these can be symptoms of other problems too, but if you are a regular computer user, then this could be your first clue. How to avoid CVS There are a number of ways you can minimize the damage caused by staring at a screen too long. These are: Reducing the light in the room (close the blinds, turn off bright lights) Ensuring your monitor sits just below eye level, 20-28 inches from your face Turning away from your screen every 20 minutes for at least 20 seconds Ensuring the settings for contrast, text size and brightness have been set according to your vision. To maintain your eye health, it is important to visit an eye doctor so contact us. We offer a range of eye care and surgery solutions. We offer laser eye surgery, astigmatism surgery and a range of other solutions for eye...

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Three Signs That You Could Be A Candidate for Cataract Eye Surgery

Three Signs That You Could Be A Candidate for Cataract Eye Surgery

As we get older, we may start to see our vision deteriorating and may even wonder if we could have cataracts.  How would you know if you require eye surgery?  At The Laser Center of Coral Gables, we are South Florida’s largest and most respected surgery center.  We offer a range of surgical solutions for all sorts of eye conditions.  But, what are the  signs that you may be a candidate for eye surgery to treat your cataracts. First, what are cataracts? This is an eye condition where over time the eye lens becomes more and more blurred, interfering with your vision.  It is a condition that usually affects older people and is caused by a range of other health issues including obesity, diabetes, hypertension and even simply a family history of the condition. 1. You’ve identified whether you have cataracts symptoms Before rushing off to see a doctor, start looking out for the signs of cataracts.  These include clouded or blurry vision, difficulty seeing at night which steadily gets worse, light sensitivity, double vision (in one eye), frequently having to change your glasses or contact lens prescription and/or the fading of colors.  If you are over the age of 55, you are more at risk,  and if you have any of the above mentioned health issues, you need to be aware that cataracts may develop.   2. A doctor has diagnosed cataracts We offer free eye exams, so if you feel you have any of the above symptoms, make an appointment and get checked out.  You will be advised on whether or not you have cataracts and whether or not surgery is an option for you.   3. Your symptoms are affecting your life If you can get by with glasses or contact lenses, then you probably don’t need surgery.  However, cataracts get worse over time and sooner or later, you will not be able to carry out your basic, everyday tasks due to your deteriorating vision.   If you feel you could possibly have cataracts, then contact us.  We offer corrective laser surgery for eyes, including LASIK and implantable contact lenses, as well as much...

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