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Screen time and children's vision: managing digital device usage to minimize eye strain

In an increasingly technology driven world, watching and learning from screens is an inevitable daily occurrence for all children. They are surrounded by screens both in school and personal settings; and while there are benefits to all the advanced technology they are introduced to, it is important to consider the safety and overall health of their eyes as they engage in screen time.

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Eye Talk Episode 11 - Computer Vision with Dr. Yolanda Scheer

A new study indicates that having cataract surgery may reduce the risk of dementia. Dr. Bob Melrose reviews this interesting research. Then, Dr. Bob and Dr. Yolanda Scheer dive into the world of glasses that are specifically designed for computer use. Even for people with a very mild prescription, long hours on the computer make your eyes work really hard. Computer or office glasses can take over a lot of that focusing work, reducing your eye strain and making you more comfortable. Finally, Dr. Bob and Mark Calonico explore one of Stockton's "hidden gems": the Stockton Chorale. Learn about the Chorale's history, how they weathered the pandemic, and the exciting new opportunities they've got coming up this year.

Eye Talk Episode 3: Lighting and Eye Strain with Dr. Rick Vanover

It's Episode 3 of Eye Talk with Brookside Optometric Group! In this episode, Dr. Rick Vanover explains how to set up your computer workspace to reduce eye strain, and discusses the impact of blue light on our eyes and overall well-being. Then, Dr. Rosemary Melrose explains the intricacies of low color vision, and Dr. Leila Chow highlights the work of Lions Eye Foundation. Listen here on our website, or subscribe on your favorite podcasting platform!

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Let’s face it. Computers are an ever present, integral part of our daily lives. Even in my profession as an optometrist where twenty years ago the only computers in the office were at the front desk or in highly sophisticated testing equipment, I now have a computerized eye chart, computerized patient records, displays in each room to educate or document, one in my pocket to keep me in contact with my front desk and testing equipment galore with digital display screens.

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