Eye’s Have It!

As we age our vision is not as sharp as it was when we were young. I believe computer usage has caused much of the issues with my eyes. Since working at home and utilizing the computer at longer intervals than when I actually was in the office, I find my vision is not as crisp as it once was.

My optometrist recommends you look away from the computer a least every 20 minutes or so to gaze at something in the distance to reduce eye strain. Blue light has become recognized as an issue for our eyes. Scientists state the blue light from electronics is linked to problems like blurry vision, eyestrain, dry eye, macular degeneration, and cataracts. I bought special reading glasses to assist with that issue, and also wear sunglasses to protect my eyes from the sun.

I wonder when I see young children watching movies and cartoons on an iPad or phone how will their vision be affected? Parents are using this technology to entertain the youngest of us.

You may see more children wearing glasses in the future. This remains to be seen. With computers and phones affecting the adult eyes, I can only imagine what is happening to our children.

Reference

Heiting, G. (2021). Blue light facts: How blue light affects your eyes. Retrieved from https://www.allaboutvision.com/cvs/blue-light.htm

Published by Dr. Marilyn Crosby, PhD, MBA, RN

An experienced registered nurse with a variety of nursing experience in all many areas of healthcare, including critical care, research, program management quality, and complementary care. I have a passion for "all things related to health & wellness" and want to share pertinent information.

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