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The beautiful weather is here! With summer’s arrival, many of us will be heading outside for a round of golf, baseball game, boating/fishing, and other sports activities. Vision plays a major role in the success of sports. This is what the American Optometric Association has to report on sports and vision:

Do you wish you could cut a few strokes off your golf score? Does your child always seem to be just a few steps away from the soccer ball? Having trouble returning your tennis partner's serve? Vision, just like speed and strength, is an important component in how well you play your sport.

And there is much more to vision than just seeing clearly. Your vision is composed of many interrelated skills that can affect how well you play your sport. However, just as exercise and practice can increase your speed and strength, it can also improve your visual fitness and accuracy.

Because all sports have different visual demands, an optometrist with expertise in sports vision can assess your unique visual system and recommend the proper eyeglasses or contact lenses, or design a vision therapy program to maximize your visual skills for your specific sport. Remember, a thorough eye examination by your doctor of optometry is a great place to begin "getting the winning edge."

Eye protection should also be a major concern to all athletes, especially in certain high-risk sports. Thousands of children and adults suffer sports-related eye injuries each year, and nearly all can be prevented by using the proper protective eyewear. Especially for sports played outdoors, appropriate sunglasses are a must, and some sport-specific designs may even help you improve your game.  

At the office, we provide sports vision therapy, specialty contact lenses, and protective sports glasses and sunglasses. Let us help you reach the gold metal platform!

Could an eye test give early warning that a child is developing autism??? Check out this article written by our colleagues, Dr. Leonard Press and Dr. Jack Richman.

http://covd.org/Portals/0/Article_EarlyID-AutismDisorders.pdf

 

More and more people are spending hours on a computer daily for work and play. Here are some tips to make using your eyes and your computer a little bit more tolerable.

 

Adjust your chair

v    Your feet should be flat on the floor with knees bent close to or greater than 90 degrees

v    Your chair should support your legs without excessive pressure on the back of your thighs

v    Your back should be snug against the seat to fit your spinal contour and your thigh to trunk angle should be 90 degrees or greater

 

Using your monitory and keyboard

v    Locate your monitor 16”-30” from your eyes, depending on the size of your monitor and individual vision conditions

v    The top of the monitor should be slightly below a horizontal eye level. Tilt the top of the monitor away from you at a 10 degree to 20 degree angle. The center of the monitor should be 10-20 degrees below your eyes

v    Keep your monitor free of fingerprints and dust~ both can reduce clarity

v    Place document holders close to your screen within the same viewing distance

v    Adjust your keyboard, tilt angle so that you wrists are straight

 

Computers and Lighting

v    Adjust the brightness of the monitor to an intensity that is comfortable to your eyes; not too bright and not too dim and eliminate bright light sources from your peripheral vision

v    Adjust the contrast and brightness between the characters on the monitor and the background so letters are easily read

v    Minimize reflected glare on your monitor by using window treatments, dimmer switches on lights and anti-glare screens and non-glare lenses in your glasses

v    Position your monitor perpendicular to windows or other bright light sources to reduce glare

 

Human eyes were made for most efficient operation at distance, but if you use suggestions made here and have to the office for computer vision testing and glasses, you will be able to use your computer more comfortably and productively.

 

 

 

More and more people are spending hours on a computer daily for work and play. Here are some tips to make using your eyes and your computer a little bit more tolerable.

 

Adjust your chair

v    Your feet should be flat on the floor with knees bent close to or greater than 90 degrees

v    Your chair should support your legs without excessive pressure on the back of your thighs

v    Your back should be snug against the seat to fit your spinal contour and your thigh to trunk angle should be 90 degrees or greater

 

Using your monitory and keyboard

v    Locate your monitor 16”-30” from your eyes, depending on the size of your monitor and individual vision conditions

v    The top of the monitor should be slightly below a horizontal eye level. Tilt the top of the monitor away from you at a 10 degree to 20 degree angle. The center of the monitor should be 10-20 degrees below your eyes

v    Keep your monitor free of fingerprints and dust~ both can reduce clarity

v    Place document holders close to your screen within the same viewing distance

v    Adjust your keyboard, tilt angle so that you wrists are straight

 

Computers and Lighting

v    Adjust the brightness of the monitor to an intensity that is comfortable to your eyes; not too bright and not too dim and eliminate bright light sources from your peripheral vision

v    Adjust the contrast and brightness between the characters on the monitor and the background so letters are easily read

v    Minimize reflected glare on your monitor by using window treatments, dimmer switches on lights and anti-glare screens and non-glare lenses in your glasses

v    Position your monitor perpendicular to windows or other bright light sources to reduce glare

 

Human eyes were made for most efficient operation at distance, but if you use suggestions made here and have to the office for computer vision testing and glasses, you will be able to use your computer more comfortably and productively.

Have you been told you can’t wear contact lenses because you have too much astigmatism or need both distance correction and near correction? If this sounds like you, we can get you in contacts! We are currently one of the only offices in the area fitting the latest break through technology: SynergEyes contact lenses. We are having a SynergEyes fitting day next Wednesday (26th,) Call to schedule an appointment to see if you are a candidate for this new contact lens! Bonus~ there is also a $100 rebate!

Check out their website: http://www.synergeyes.com/patient.html