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Long hours and computer screens are not the best combination for your eyes. Read this month’s Fairway Focus for some tips on how to protect them at work:
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It’s important for us to know the difference between allergies and dry eye. More often than not, dry eye is mistaken for eye allergies. It may seem strange, but dry eye syndrome can cause watery eyes.
Fairway Eye Center spoke to KSHB Channel 41‘s Alyson Bruner about the symptoms for both allergies and dry eye, and how they can help you find relief from watery eyes. If you can’t find relief from dry eye syndrome with over-the-counter eye care products, you might try Fairway Eye Center’s simple procedure with the MiBo Thermoflo. This new technology heats the eye lid, breaks up the oils and helps express the oil out of the glands so that the eyes can naturally produce the oils.
Below are symptoms for both allergies and dry eye.
Allergies and eyes:
- Swollen eye lids
- Watery eyes, which is the body’s response to the irritation of dry eyes
Dr. Bunde also shares these helpful tips for relief from dry eye discomfort:
- Cold compresses to reduce inflammation
- Shower at night to wash away allergens
- Over-the-counter and prescription eye drops to helps with allergies
- Supplements containing omega-3 fatty acids can also decrease dry eye
- Drink plenty of water
Give your eyes a rest….. If you spend a lot of time at the computer or focusing on any one thing, you sometimes forget to blink and your eyes can get fatigued. Try the 20-20-20 rule: Every 20 minutes, look away about 20 feet in front of you for 20 seconds. This can help reduce eyestrain.
Fairway Eye Center spoke to KSHB Channel 41‘s Alyson Bruner about the importance of eye exams. The time on spent digital devices is a concern as kids head back to school. We see at least one patient a day with eye strain issues like headaches, dry eyes and other problems from too much screen time.
Statistics from the American Optometric Association:
- Over 70% of vision problems goes undetected during vision screenings
- There are an estimated 10 million children in the US with undiagnosed vision problems that can affect learning and development
- Only 7% of US kids get an eye exam by the time they are starting 1st grade