OPTOMETRISTHi Dr. Bell. I spend hours ono the computer at work dailyand my eyes are botheringme. The screen seems to blurat random and by the end ofmy day, my eyes are red. Canyou help?Dr Isaac BellYes, I sure can and thanksO for your question! WhatO you're describing is often termed computer vision syndrome, or CVS for short. As people haveincreased usage of computers digital screensover the years, demands placed on our visual systems havechanged as well. If you're under 40 years old and are experiencing eye strain, blurred vision, and even red eyes, it'slikely because your eyes are either struggling to maintain accurate focus on the screen, or you may be having difficultyadjusting focus back and forth between the keyboard andthe screen. If you're over age 40, the problem may be dueto the onset of presbyopia the normal age-related loss ofnear vision. This, too, can cause CVS syndrome. What canyou do? Well, start with a comprehensive eye examinationto rule out vision problems such as dry eye and update youreyeglass prescription. Even smal inaccuracies in your pre-scription lenses can contribute to computer vision problems.If your glasses are up-to-date and you continue to experienceeye discomfort during computer work, consider purchasingcustomized computer glasses. These special-purpose glassesare prescribed specifically to reduce eye strain and will giveyou the most comfortable vision possible at your computerComputer vision glasses come in different forms, such assingle vision and multifocal lenses, and should include ablue blocking and anti-reflective coating, to maximize com-fort. Not only will the glasses give greater comfort duringcomputer use, but the blue blocking lens coating preventspossible damage from the blue light being emitted from ourscreens and devices.If you can relate to the symptoms described above, come seeus at Lifetime Eye Care, where you'll feel the difference-DR. ISAAC M. BELLOptometric PhysicianLIFETIMEEYE CARE-208.746.2644 X210Thain Road . Lewiston, Idaho

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OPTOMETRIST Hi Dr. Bell. I spend hours on o the computer at work daily and my eyes are bothering me. The screen seems to blur at random and by the end of my day, my eyes are red. Can you help? Dr Isaac Bell Yes, I sure can and thanks O for your question! What O you're describing is often termed computer vi sion syndrome, or CVS for short. As people have increased usage of computers digital screens over the years, demands placed on our visual systems have changed as well. If you're under 40 years old and are ex periencing eye strain, blurred vision, and even red eyes, it's likely because your eyes are either struggling to maintain ac curate focus on the screen, or you may be having difficulty adjusting focus back and forth between the keyboard and the screen. If you're over age 40, the problem may be due to the onset of presbyopia the normal age-related loss of near vision. This, too, can cause CVS syndrome. What can you do? Well, start with a comprehensive eye examination to rule out vision problems such as dry eye and update your eyeglass prescription. Even smal inaccuracies in your pre- scription lenses can contribute to computer vision problems. If your glasses are up-to-date and you continue to experience eye discomfort during computer work, consider purchasing customized computer glasses. These special-purpose glasses are prescribed specifically to reduce eye strain and will give you the most comfortable vision possible at your computer Computer vision glasses come in different forms, such as single vision and multifocal lenses, and should include a blue blocking and anti-reflective coating, to maximize com- fort. Not only will the glasses give greater comfort during computer use, but the blue blocking lens coating prevents possible damage from the blue light being emitted from our screens and devices. If you can relate to the symptoms described above, come see us at Lifetime Eye Care, where you'll feel the difference - DR. ISAAC M. BELL Optometric Physician LIFETIME EYE CARE- 208.746.2644 X 210Thain Road . Lewiston, Idaho