Digital Eyestrain, Are You At Risk?

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Computer Vision Syndrome describes a group of eye and vision-related problems that result from prolonged use of digital devices. Nearly 70 percent of U.S. adults experience some form of digital eyestrain. The most common symptoms associated with Computer Vision Syndrome include eyestrain, headaches, blurred vision, dry eyes, neck and shoulder pain. Preventing these visual problems involves taking steps to control lighting and glare on the computer screen, establishing proper working distances and posture for computer viewing, and assuring that even minor vision problems are properly corrected.

At Federal Hill Eye Care, we offer the highest quality Zeiss Lenses including the Zeiss Officelens, designed specifically for computer and office work, so you can see your entire work area clearly and comfortably. We also offer the Zeiss Digital Lens which gives a wide, clear view of the world around you, plus an area of extra focusing power designed specifically for viewing digital devices.

Stop by or call our office to speak with our Certified Optician, Krishan Patel about the new technology available to fit your digital lifestyle.

To See Clearly, Check Yearly!

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To See Clearly, Check Yearly!  Many of our patients ask us, “how often should eye get my eyes checked?”   Most people know to visit their dentist twice a year, and to make sure they keep up to date with yearly physicals.  But there seems to be some general confusion regarding how often eye exams should be performed.

If you currently wear glasses or contact lenses, we recommend having your eyes examined once a year.  In the state of Maryland, contact lens prescriptions expire every year and glasses prescriptions expire after two years.  These annual eye exams are meant to address any changes in vision or eye health so that patients can see their best throughout the year!

The eyes are the only place in the body where your doctor can observe your blood vessels directly, without requiring invasive procedures.  For this reason, even patients with excellent vision should have routine eye exams in order to rule out changes from vascular disease such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and certain thyroid conditions.  There are also a whole host of other eye conditions that can affect our vision as we age, including: cataracts, age related macular degeneration, and glaucoma.

At Federal Hill Eye Care, we care for your eyes through the use of the most advanced imaging technologies available, all while maintaining a casual and friendly office environment.  If you have gone over a year without an eye exam, stop in to schedule an appointment or give us a call at (410) 752-8208.

Zeiss Cirrus Photo Optical Coherence Tomography machine, featured at Federal Hill Eye Care.

 

What is CRT and how does it work?

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Tired of wearing glasses all day long, especially during sports or other physical activities?  Fed up with wearing daytime contact lenses due to dryness and irritation while on the computer?  There’s an answer out there for you!

At Federal Hill Eye Care, we offer CRT – a unique vision correction option for patients with mild or moderate nearsightedness and astigmatism.

CRT lenses work while you sleep!  No lasers or invasive surgery necessary!

CRT lenses are customized gas permeable contact lenses that are worn overnight (while sleeping) to temporarily reshape the cornea – when removed, these lenses improve distance vision.  This gentle, yet effective process allows patients to experience clear, comfortable vision during waking hours without the need for glasses or daytime contact lenses.

Learn more about this revolutionary vision correcting technology, and find out if you are a good candidate for CRT by scheduling an appointment with us today!

Call (410) 752-8208 to schedule a consultation or visit our ‘Testimonials Page’ to request an appointment through our website!

 

Find Out if Sunglasses Are Polarized By Looking Through Two Pairs

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Are your sunglasses polarized? Here’s a quick way to find out!

If you’re shopping for sunglasses and aren’t sure if they’re polarized, you can easily check by holding two identical pairs at 90 degree angles to each other.

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Every Contact Lens Wearer Needs To Know

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A great read for all of our Contact Lens wearers out there!

If you’re one of the 36 million contact lens wearers in the U.S., chances are you went through a mini-course in hygiene when you first got your prescription. You know the drill: First wash your hands with soap and water before drying them with a clean, lint-free cloth or paper towel. Then, carefully take the contact lens out of your eye before gently “massaging” it in your hand with some solution to get the debris off. Pop the contact in a case that’s filled with fresh solution before screwing the lid on.

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