What are common mistakes people make with their contact lenses?
Contact lens wearers are at a higher risk for eye infections, especially if they do not properly care for or dispose of their contacts. One of my favorite things to tell my patients is that their contacts are like underwear: Don’t over wear, avoid those sketchy pairs and always carry a spare.
At what age should a child receive their first eye exam?
The American Optometric Association recommends children receive their first eye exam at 6 months to 1 year of age and their next exam between 3 and 5. All school-aged children should be seen annually. Regular eye exams are important for students because up to 70 percent of what children learn in school is presented visually.
What do I need to know about blue light glasses? What else can I do to protect my eyes when working on the computer?
Concerns about increased time on digital devices have increased with distance learning and remote working. Blue light is more likely to disrupt your sleep cycle than damage your eyes. There is currently no evidence that device-derived blue light exposure increases risk of ocular damage but many patients report reduced glare and eye strain. One of the best things you can do for yourself is to follow the 20/20/20 rule. Every 20 minutes on digital devices, look 20 feet away for 20 seconds.