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New Rochelle Eye Doctor

New Rochelle Eye Doctor

Avoid Eye Strain and Headaches with these Helpful Tips from Your New Rochelle Optometrist

With all the advances in technology over the past decade, it seems that you don’t go anywhere without carrying some kind of device to keep you connected. Whether its a new tablet, a smartphone, or a laptop, we are constantly looking and becoming absorbed in screens. But many people don’t think about the impact it can have on our eye health and vision. Your New Rochelle optometrists at Optical Visit are not suggesting you forget about this technology, but we offer a few tips for digital device usage that is both healthy and necessary for your vision health.

Optical Visit New Rochelle

Optical Visit New Rochelle

Eye strain is a common occurrence with digital devices, but many consumers forget that technology is meant to be ergonomic and conform to our standards. Just because the default setting of your smartphone or tablet has small text, doesn’t mean you can’t change it! Adjust your environment to suit your needs and promote healthier eyes. If possible, use a large screen or magnify the screen to reduce eye strain. For chair positioning, be sure to have a chair with excellent lower-back support and keep it close to your computer.

Lighting is another environmental adjustment that can be made. Not only can you change your monitor settings to a reflective lighting scheme, you should make sure you have good room lighting. Keep the bright lighting overhead to a minimum because it can overexpose and irritate the eyes. But don’t keep it too dim, because too little light causes the eyes to strain in order to see. We suggest that you keep a desk lamp shining on your desk. have window light off to the side rather than in front of in back of you. Position your computer screen to reduce window glare and reflections from overhead lights.

As we said before, magnifying the text and images on your device will prevent squinting. Almost every device can be adjusted to display with larger text, which will make reading easier and your eyes will thank you!

Lastly, it seems simple, but don’t forget to blink! Blinking washes your eyes in naturally therapeutic tears, which is a nice refresher for those of you wearing contact lenses. Digital devices are set up for non-stop work, but you don’t have to work non-stop too! Take a break every twenty minutes and look away from your screen for twenty seconds at something farther than ten feet away.

Of the visual problems reported by users, the most common are eyestrain, double vision, temporary short-sightedness and visual fatigue. The term eyestrain alone can cover a range of symptoms, including irritation, soreness, photosensitivity and general tiredness. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, contact Optical Visit for an eye exam with our New Rochelle eye doctor, Dr. Ellen Cutler.

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1A Quaker Ridge Road
New Rochelle, NY 10804
914-371-6667

Optometrist New Rochelle

Optometrist New Rochelle

At Optical Visit in New Rochelle New York we serve all your vision needs. The optometrists and staff of Optical Visit are dedicated to providing the highest quality eye care for your entire family. Browse through our site to learn more about eye exams, the treatment of eye diseases and conditions, contact lens fitting and much more.  We are conveniently located  on Quaker Ridge Road in New Rochelle New York.

Optometrist Eye Exam New Rochelle

From eye exams and contact lens fittings, to laser vision correction and corneal mapping, our optometrists provide comprehensive eye care to patients of all ages. We also treat a range of conditions such as glaucoma, the diabetic eye, dry eye and macular degeneration.

Our services include:

Comprehensive Eye Exams

Learn more about what problems can be spotted with an eye exam, what’s involved in a comprehensive exam, and special considerations for kids and contacts.

Eye Emergencies

Eye injuries range from the very minor such as getting soap in your eye, to the catastrophic such as chemical exposures or lacerations, which could result in permanent loss of vision. Find out when to seek immediate medical care.

Low Vision

Low vision is the term used to describe reduced eyesight that cannot be fully corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses or eye surgery. The primary causes of low vision are eye diseases, but low vision also can be inherited or caused by an eye or brain injury.

Eyeglass lens options

Look Great, and See Better

Glaucoma Testing

Glaucoma testing involves measuring internal eye pressure and a detailed scan of the retina for signs of disease.

Treatment of Dry Eyes

Dry eyes result from the chronic lack of lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye, which can cause minor irritations, an inability to wear contact lenses and an increased risk of corneal inflammation and eye infections.

1A Quaker Ridge Road
New Rochelle, NY 10804
914-371-6667