When COVID-19 started spreading to countries throughout the world, few thought it would also affect optometric health. But in hindsight, patients and optometrists alike should have seen this coming.
Longer hours spent in front of computer screens, infection from germs and bacteria, and irregular sleeping patterns have caused eye complications in patients. Furthermore, the limited movement has resulted in fewer people attending eye exams and vision consultations.
Here are some common eye issues that have been fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic and how patients can avoid falling victim.
Just about everyone has seen the classic movie A Christmas Story and heard the infamous warning about how the air rifle in that film was going to shoot the little kid's eye out. But while that's a dramatic example cooked up by Hollywood, the truth is that life could imitate art in a way you and your family will not appreciate this holiday season if you are not careful. If you want to keep your kids (and the adults) safe this holiday season, here are some tips that might help.
Eye care can be an important part of your health and well-being, but individuals will often be prone to making mistakes with their eye care. Regular comprehensive eye examinations are an indispensable part of caring for your eyesight, but individuals often fail to have all of the information that they need to take advantage of these services.
Can An Eye Exam Tell You More Than What Strength Glasses You Need?
If you have gone in to see your optometrist and had an eye exam, then they may have told you that you are in need of glasses to correct your vision. If this is the case, then you should educate yourself on some of the different options you can choose from when you buy your glasses. Here are some of the options you have to choose from.
Hard or soft case – You may have the option to choose between a hard case or a soft case to keep your glasses in when you aren't wearing them.
Having your eyes get tired when you need to be working or studying is tough. Being able to read or focus on anything can feel impossible when your eyes are itchy and tired, so give these tips a try to reduce the amount of times your eyes get tired to begin with.
The air you breathe has a lot to do with the condition of your eyes, too. While your eyes don't breathe, they are constantly exposed to the air around them.