Mosman Optometrist Gary Rodney shares eye care with university students – Tips & Results

How can students preserve their eyesight?

College students spend too much time studying in front of computer screens and not enough time taking care of their eyes. This is leading to an explosion of progressive eye deterioration worldwide.

Gary Rodney, the founder of Smart Vision Optometry and a Lead Smart Vision Optometrist at Eyes InDesign Mosman, explains how students can minimize eye strain and headaches.

Since students spend a lot of time with technology devices, it is important to monitor the brightness and darkness of the device to avoid eye strain.

It is also important to perform a full functional vision assessment, rather than a traditional eye test, to determine the exact level of eye fatigue at the computer viewing distance. Appropriate computer glasses to reduce visual stress can then be prescribed to minimize the damage of prolonged staring at the screen.

If technology is used constantly over a longer period of time, it is also important that the students take regular breaks. “It can help revitalize your eyes and reduce stress,” says Rodney. “Every 5 minutes we should briefly look out the window to see a distant object, and every 30 minutes we should take a full 10-minute break. Difficult, but important for the long-term health of your eyes.”

Additionally, one study found that prolonged exposure to blue light can cause long-term damage to the cells in your eyes. The good news is that there are ways to filter out blue light.

Visible light can be divided into three categories: blue light, green light, and ultraviolet light. “Blue light’s high energy makes it more dangerous to the eyes than other visible light,” says Rodney. The visible light spectrum has a variety of wavelengths and energies. The blue light, also called the blue spectrum, has the highest energy level.

Computer glasses can reduce blue light exposure from electronic devices. Computer glasses can help improve your vision for both phone and computer use.

Computer glasses help relieve stress and improve focus by protecting eyes from blue light and preventing eyes from overfocusing. They also offer protection from the effects of computer use on the eyes. “A screen brightness filter is a simple and effective way to reduce blue light pollution on your devices,” says Rodney. It works by adding a blue light filter to the screen.

Computer glasses are designed to see objects that are within arm’s length and should not be worn for driving or other distance viewing purposes. “If a person is nearsighted or farsighted, prescription computer glasses can help improve vision for phone and computer use,” says Rodney.

“Some anti-reflective coating products are used for computer glasses and glasses that protect against blue light,” says Rodney. Individuals may also benefit from general purpose prescription glasses with photochromic lenses. These lenses protect the eyes from blue light and reduce glare.

As the use of electronic devices increases, many people suffer from Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS). The condition causes blurred vision and other symptoms.

Perspective is a crucial part of CVS. The center of the monitor should ideally be between your eyes and the objects in front of them.

Take breaks when using a computer or device for long periods of time to avoid eye strain. Also, look away from the screen for 20 seconds and focus on a distant object. Humans tend to blink about 18 times a minute, while computer users only blink once in a quarter of the time. This puts you at risk of developing dry eyes.

Tear film is an important component in making you feel comfortable when using a computer. Its high-resolution camera makes it possible to see the finest structures in the tear film. The technology can be used as a non-invasive procedure that can assess the quality and function of the tear film. It can help diagnose computer vision syndrome.

A smart vision optometrist can help find the best computer glasses to protect your eyes. Even with the best eye care, a six-monthly check-up makes sense. “Regular eye exams can help improve and maintain eye health and prevent age-related diseases like macular degeneration (AMD),” says Rodney. “It’s also a good idea to schedule an exam if you notice any of the following symptoms: red, swollen and uncomfortable eyes, or tiredness or a headache or disorientation while reading,” says Rodney.

“Having your eyes checked can help prevent vision problems that can affect both vision and overall health. Controlling myopia is an extremely worrying area of ​​global eye problems, and latent far-sightedness can cause many unnecessary symptoms. Astigmatism also appears to increase with unaccounted for eye strain.”

Even if you don’t need glasses or contacts for normal activities, “A person may still need them when using a computer or device,” says Rodney.

Smart Vision Optometry Clinics are located in Sydney. Book a Smart Vision Comprehensive Vision Skills Assessment or Advanced Eye Health Test for any child or adult by calling Mosman Clinic (02) 9969 1600 or Bondi Clinic (02) 9365 5047 or booking an appointment online.

Written and syndicated by YDMA News.

Contact information:
Name: Public Relations
Email: send email
Organization: Eyes In Design Mosman
Address: 832 Military Rd, Mosman NSW 2088, Australia, Mosman, NSW 2088, Australia
Telephone: +61-2-9969-1600

Release ID: 89071968

Comtex tracking


Leave a Comment