In association with the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the doctors and staff of Connecticut Eye Consultants (formerly Danbury Eye Physicians & Surgeons and Greater Waterbury Laser Eye Surgeons) want to remind you and your family the importance of scheduling and attending annual eye exams to attend to and become more aware of your current eye health.
March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month, so we’re encouraging all of those who have eyes (yes, you!) and who are employed, to sit down and take some time to read up on some information about eye safety at work. Don’t worry, we have you covered. Keep reading to learn more!
Some might shrug off the importance of eye care, but this is a huge mistake – especially since 80% of what we perceive comes through our eyes! If taken care of on an annual basis, your local ophthalmologist has the ability to detect and address any kind of vision issue, disease or potential cause of blindness.
While at work, there are a few things to think about when it comes to your eye health. Blue light, one of the most harmful kinds of light (mostly found in the sun and your electronics) can have a damaging effect on your eyes. Although in small increments of exposure, blue light can be beneficial, long-term exposure poses a real concern for ophthalmologists (and people like you!).
Among the list of concerns are digital eyestrain, also known as Computer Vision Syndrome. If you’ve ever experienced discomfort in front of your technological devices, such as fatigue, dry eyes, difficulty focusing, or sore eyes, chances are you’ve dealt with digital eyestrain.
Another top concerns for ophthalmologists (and you!) is retina damage. Studies have shown that over time, exposure to blue-light could lead to damaged retina cells, which can cause problems such as age-related macular degeneration or cataracts.
At Connecticut Eye Consultants, we are very aware (and just as guilty) of spending too much time in front of our digital devices. As the time spent on our digital devices every day is continually growing, whether we’re working or playing, our eyecare has become more important than ever. That’s why we are proud to announce that we have set aside times throughout the month for patients to come in for a comprehensive exam and to discuss recommendations to combat the hazardous effects of blue light in and around the workplace.
Annual comprehensive evaluations are covered under most insurance plans, so save your vision through early diagnosis and treatment. Call our offices today at (203) 791-2020 to schedule your evaluation!