Dr. Nadine Shelton
Prevent eye strain and Keep your eyes healthy
With technology playing a large role in the workplace, one of the most common questions I get asked is, “how do I prevent eye strain.” The following are 3 main tips from available products to consider for your eye strain relief:
- Take frequent breaks when on the computer or device: Looking at a close distance for long periods of time causes the eye muscles to work harder. These breaks will prevent the blurred vision and mild headaches that are often associated with this type of eye strain. Force yourself to take a 20 second break for every 20 minutes that you are on a device or computer. Do something that requires a more distance focus. A walk across the room or building would do wonders for eye strain relief;
- Blue Light Filters: Adding a blue light filter to your glasses will reduce the amount of blue light entering your eyes from any screen. While adding a blue light filter doesn’t necessarily help eye strain it can help reduce the exposure to rays that potentially damage the retinal cells. Blue light can also affect peoples sleep patterns, by reducing the quantity and quality of sleep. This is another reason a filter could help if you have trouble sleeping; and
- Anti-fatigue lenses: These lenses have a very slight magnification in the lower part of the lenses to aid in relaxing the eye muscles when focusing at objects that are near. They are recommended for anyone who is often on the computer and or reads. These lenses also work great for people who are in the 35-45 age range who have noticed a change in their ability to focus at close up objects when tired. The desired magnification can be customized according to age and demand and most patient find they are very easy to wear.
Eye Care Advice
Visit me, free of charge at nv eye care eye wear, to find out about the above recommendations. Patient visits with eye concerns are always covered by Manitoba Health, for those with a Manitoba Health number. For more answers to your vision health questions, please contact me, Dr. Nadine Shelton at nv eye care eye wear, 204-504-6863.
Dr. Nadine Shelton B.Sc, O.D. studied at University of Winnipeg, Canada and Indiana University, USA. She has worked abroad in Guanajuato, Mexico assisting outreach patient eye care with VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity). Her university days focused on early child eye care and low vision. Dr. Shelton has spent almost nine years in South St.Vital growing her practice. She has recently opened her new own practice with her partner Victor Lopes in the heart of the Corydon Village called nv. nv is a full service optical where eye exams are available and a great selection of unique to the city eye wear can be found. Learn more at nvmyeyes.com, call us at (204) 504-6863 or come see us at 100-698 Corydon Ave in Winnipeg, Canada.