What Is Computer Vision Syndrome?

You’re probably reading this on an electronic device such as a laptop or cell phone. In fact, like most people these days, you likely spend a great deal of time in front of a digital screen. Computer vision syndrome (also known as digital eye strain) refers to a group of vision and eye-related ailments that can result from long use of screens found in laptops, computers, smart phones, e-readers and other similar devices.


Computer vision syndrome (CVS) is a broad category of vision-related problems and has many possible symptoms. If you spend a lot of time starting at a computer screen and have some of the following symptoms, you may have CVS:

  • Eyestrain
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Distorted or blurred vision
  • Dry or itchy eyes
  • Neck or shoulder pain

How to Avoid CVS:

If you can’t reduce the amount of time that you spend looking at an electronic screen, there are still things you can do to help reduce the strain on your eyes. Make sure that you have adequate lighting in the space where you spend the most time looking at a screen. Try to arrange your screen so that there is as little glare as possible, and don’t get too close. Having a proper, upright sitting posture also helps. Any pre-existing vision problems can make CVS worse as well.

Since many people experience CVS only temporarily, try to take a break from your screen when you start to notice any symptoms.

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Traumatic Brain Injury


Most of our brain is devoted to visual function – 80%, in fact!   So, almost any brain injury – from a cerebrovascular accident, head trauma, aneurysm, brain tumor or neuro surgery…read more

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Upgrade your style with designer eyeglasses

Everyone you meet looks into your eyes. If you wear prescription eyeglasses, this provides you with an additional opportunity to refine the impression you make and to enhance your style. (Even if your vision is perfect, clear lenses in designer frames are a fun way to do the same.)

Where do you start? It’s always best to visit experts like those at Andrews Optical for a little unbiased, personalized advice. Maybe you don’t know what features you want to enhance. Experts can work with you to assess what works best with your lifestyle and overall look.

Perhaps you want to break out of your existing style and show another side of yourself. Again, the right frames can set the tone you want, with far less commitment than a drastic hairstyle or wardrobe overhaul. Once in the store, try on whatever appeals to you. There’s no harm in trying on a few unflattering pairs, and its fun to test drive different personas. Here’s a tip: Try on the most un-you pair you can find, and see what happens.

Today, your favorite fashion designers offer their own takes on eyeglass style with their own lines. From Dolce & Gabbana to Ray Ban to BCBG, the choices are staggering. It’s a good idea to assess the current state of your wardrobe to determine if you lean toward certain designers. You may find that you prefer one look for the office, and another for date night. For example, vintage-inspired styles can become the focus when you’re wearing otherwise simple ensembles, and sporty styles may be more cute and appropriate at the gym or stadium.

Your lifestyle is multi-faceted. Find a style that works for one large portion of it, and then build an eyeglass wardrobe that takes into account the other roles you play from there. For example, a classic rimless style may be your go-to pair for your no-nonsense look at work. Try supplementing that with a horn-rimmed or cat-eye pair for retro fun. Hipster styles can emphasize your open, youthful side. Large-framed glasses can add an element of drama when you want to be the center of attention. Titanium rims come in countless colors and shapes to project everything from edginess to all-business.

You want to see and be seen in your best light, and your eyeglass wardrobe can help you get there. Take the time to find what works for you, and enlist expert help that doesn’t interfere with your preferences.

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Contact lenses & cosmetics

With a little practice you will find that putting in your contact lens is a quick and easy part of your morning routine. These simple tips will help you wear contacts safely and comfortably…read more

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The Eye and Its Structure


If you’re reading this, you’re currently using one of the most amazing organs that you possess: the eye. Your eyes detect light and convert it into impulses read by your brain, creating images and allowing you to see the world around you. The eye is an extremely complicated organ, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t familiarize yourself with its basic structure.

The Iris, Cornea and Pupil:

The eye has many parts that allow it to function, but you’re probably most familiar with these three exterior parts:

  • Iris
  • Cornea
  • Pupil

The cornea is the transparent part of your eye that covers the front of your eyeball. It refracts light as it enters the pupil, which is the black part in the center of your eye. Light goes through the pupil in order to reach the inner parts of your eye that are sensitive to light. The iris is the colorful ring of muscles around your pupil. The job of the iris is to regulate how much light enters the pupil by causing it to dilate or shrink.

Inner Workings:

The interior of your eye contains many parts that work together to process light before the optic nerve sends electrical impulses to your brain to process as an image. These interior parts include:

  • Lens
  • Retina
  • Macula
  • Ciliary Body
  • Fovea

From the lens which focuses light rays, to the fovea which is densely packed with cells that help you to process fine visual details, the human eye is a masterpiece of nature.

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Save Your Vision Month eyes the 21st Century

Digital technology not only redefines how people interact with the world, but also how they see it, making it all the more important for the public to make smart eye care…read more

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How Vision Can Affect Your Golf Game

Cheap-Sport-GlassesIt’s no secret that serious golfers are very particular about the equipment they use. For example, you wouldn’t use an inferior or unproven club during an important match. Instead, you look for any edge you can add to your repertoire for the best chance at achieving your goals out on the course.

As you practice and plan, have you given any thought to the role your vision plays in the success of your golf game? Whether your vision needs correction or you see things 20/20, your sense of sight is just as important as your swing, and outdoor conditions can adversely affect your vision. You need to be able to see the club strike the ball, as well as its intended destination, without squinting. Read on for issues to consider before you book your next round.

Best Tints for Golfers

Instead of putting your daily sunglasses (prescription or not) in your golf bag, give yourself an edge by selecting lenses with the tint best suited for the conditions:

  • Brown shades are especially helpful in distinguishing between blue and green shades, helping with contrast and acuity. You can take sunglasses with brown shades along on your baseball and fishing adventures as well.
  • Gray shades are a solid choice for shielding your eyes from too-bright conditions, while keeping colors true. Sunglasses with gray shades are versatile enough to use every day.
  • Shades that are less beneficial for golfers are yellow and orange (unless you mostly golf under cloudy conditions) and shade that are redder in tone.

Expert Help

Just as elite golfers rely on their training and coaches, you can rely on eyewear experts to boost your competitive edge.

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