Guide to Dry Eyes and Laser Eye Surgery [VIDEO]

Guide to Dry Eyes and Laser Eye Surgery The eyes are the body’s natural cameras that capture light, convert it to waves of electrochemical signals, and magically conjure up the images we see. Technically, it’s up there with the most complex parts of the human body, and for that matter, the known universe is the eye. With so much complexity, the eye requires an ultra-precise arrangement of components in order to function correctly. And, like a pearl sitting in a…

This is why screens are bad for your eyes

This is why looking at screens is bad for your eyes Studies dating back to the early 1990s have looked at the effect that prolonged screen use has on our lives and mental health. Everything from depression, breakdown in relationships, reduced work performance, failing academic grades, and degrading eyesight have been linked to an increase in screen time watching TV, using computers, looking at smartphones and, in particular, using the internet and social media. However, research is unclear as to what…

Fix Digital Eye Strain Now to Keep Your Vision

Fix Digital Eye Strain Now to Keep Your Vision Our eyes are the packhorses of the modern world. We work at computers all day long, stare at our phones in between, watch TV when we get home, and all the while they take the strain — literally. What I’m talking about is digital eye strain. One of the main problems of digital eye strain, also known as computer vision syndrome is that when using screens, we only blink around 5-10 times a…

The Myopia Epidemic

The Myopia Epidemic Since the 1950’s, when researchers first started recording instances of myopia or shortsightedness, the condition has increased at a tremendous rate almost uniformly around the world. It’s accelerating too: myopia among young people has doubled within a single generation, and it’s expected to, by some estimates, affect one-third of the world’s population — 2.5 billion people — by 2020. To understand why this is, let me ask you a question: Look in any direction as far as…

Staring at Facebook for 4 hours a day might be bad for you

Staring at Facebook for 4 hours a day might be bad for you Facebook has taken a bit of a bashing recently. Several studies have come out showing the damaging effects it can have on everything from relationships and love life to stress and self-esteem. Even the people who helped build the thing are coming out and declaring it’s “ripping society apart” thanks to its purposely designed “feedback loops”. For a site that calls itself a ‘social network’ and that brought…

Watching TV after Laser Eye Surgery

Watching TV after Laser Eye Surgery When you say the word television, most people think of the plastic box that sits as the focal point in living rooms around the world. But to a growing number of people, TV means watching Netflix on their laptop, live streaming sport on their phone, or even watching something like YouTube TV projected onto a wall. Television is now accessible from whatever our device of choice and has thus expanded way beyond the living room. It can…