Dr. Kris’ Blog
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One of the many questions I ask during my exam is how often do you use the computer on a day to day basis. Many replies are greater than 4 hours of use due to work or school. Spending many hours looking at a computer screen can cause a type of eyestrain called Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS). Symptoms include sore, dry, burning or itchy eyes, headaches, back and neck soreness, blurred vision and increased sensitivity to light. A person experiencing CVS may also have trouble shifting their focus between the computer screen and other objects in the room far away [...]
By Elizabeth Somer, Registered Dietician and Author of Age Proof Your Body Itching, burning, irritation, redness and excessive tearing are all symptoms of one of the most common eye problems ― dry eye syndrome. More than 10 million Americans suffer from dry eyes. Anyone can develop the problem, but women during and following menopause are at a heightened risk of developing this condition. So what causes dry eyes? It is usually caused by a problem with the quality of the oily tear film that lubricates the eyes and helps prevent evaporation of the eye’s natural moisture. However, one of the most common [...]
Do you experience any of these symptoms? Blurry Vision/Fluctuating Vision Sandy and Gritty feeling in your eyes Burning sensation Redness Rubbing of eyes If you experience any of these symptoms, you may have dry eye syndrome. Over 40 million people in the United States have symptoms of dry eyes. Here are some facts about how dry eyes affect your vision. 33 % Report Night Driving Problems 28 % Report Reading Problems 26% Report Computer Problems 17% Report Problems Watching Television Many classifications of Dry Eye Syndrome exist, but it is mainly an inflammatory process of the eyes. These inflammatory cells cause [...]