In order to slow down the spread of coronavirus, you need to guard your eyes, as well as your hands and mouth, experts say. Thus, eye protection from COVID-19 is very important.
Digital Eye Strain is defined as the physical eye discomfort felt after two or more hours in front of a digital screen. Essilor Lenses – Eyezen is here now to protect you from getting digital eye strains. A combination of factors including the proximity at which we view digital screens, the frequency and length of time of this use, and physical responses to screen habits, have conspired to cause visual discomfort.
Digital Eye Strain originates from the over exertion of the ciliary eye muscles. When focusing on close objects, the eyes accommodate to try and create the clearest possible image. The eye accommodates by flexing the ciliary muscle which changes the curvature of the crystalline lens. Digital eye strain comes from this prolonged contraction or “flexing” of the ciliary eye muscles.
Here are some of the most common conditions you can experience by staring at screens for too long:
- Dry eyes
- Eye Strain
- Tired Eyes
Harmful Blue Light is all around you, due to the increasing use of devices and new lighting technologies inside and sunlight outside. Harmful Blue Light is one of many risk factors such as age, genetics, diet, lifestyle, and occupation that may contribute to age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is a leading cause of severe vision loss and blindness in adults over the age of 60.
Eyezen are new and innovative lenses designed to address modern digital lifestyle, and provide comfort and protection. They have been engineered with 3 exclusive technologies.
- Eyezen focus – Helps to see more clearly and comfortably regardless of the size and distance of the screens.
- Light scan – protect eyes from harmful blue light
- WAVE technologies – provide sharper vision than traditional single vision lenses.
- Maximized distribution of the prescription power on the lens to provide extra focusing support and contain a small amount of accommodative relief to help alleviate eye strain caused by viewing near objects, like cell phones and tablets.
- Deflection of a significant amount of the dangerous blue-violet light while letting beneficial blue-turquoise light pass through
- Fine-tuned lens surface providing a sharper vision
BENEFITS OF EYEZEN LENSES
- Reduce visual fatigue during prolonged use of a smartphone and allow better readability of small characters.
- More vivid colors in the day, sharper vision at night
- Reduce glare and help to prevent premature aging of your eyes caused by prolonged exposure of harmful blue-violet light
Eyezen lenses are a more complete solution to modern vision problems than ordinary single vision lenses.
Let’s screen your vision today and do let us know if you have experienced digital eye strain as well. Book an appointment with the best optometrist in KL now.
Optometry is a primary health care profession which dedicated to the improvement and preservation of the eyesight. Optometric practices include eye examination, dispensing of spectacles for the correction of the refractive error, prescribe contact lenses, as well as provide diagnosis and management of ocular disease.
Optometrist that served in this field of profession examines the eyes not only for vision problems, but also for the early detection of eye diseases and other abnormal systemic conditions. As such, the optometrist can provide his/her treatment plan well to the client so to manage the problems faced, whether to prescribe glasses, provide vision therapy or appropriate referral when necessary.
Differences between Optician, Optometrist and Ophthalmologist
An optometrist is an eye doctor that can examine, diagnose, and treat your eyes. An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who can perform medical and surgical interventions for eye conditions. An optician is a professional who can help fit eyeglasses and dispense lenses.
Optometrist is a primary health care provider for routine eye care. They provide annual or routine eye examinations, including giving eye health education to their clients. They diagnose eye conditions, ocular disease and provide the right ocular management include prescription of glasses, contact lenses, vision therapy, other visual aids or referral to ophthalmologist if there is a necessary. Optometrist also plays an important role in post-surgical eye care.
Ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who specialise in surgical eye procedures. They perform eye surgeries for various eye disease and conditions such as cataract removal and strabismus surgery, perform laser eye surgery to treat myopia or hyperopia. They also prescribe medication drops to treat glaucoma. Unlike optometrist, they do not prescribe glasses or provide contact lens fitting services.
Optician is a profession that their job scope is dispensing lenses to fit into frame or making glasses. They will assists you in choosing the correct lens and frames that best suit you based on the size, shape, colour and style. Optician does not diagnose eye conditions or provide eye management such as vision therapy or eye health education.
According to World Health Organization (WHO), optometrists are defined as a healthcare profession that is autonomous, educated and regulated (licensed/registered). Optometrists are primary healthcare practitioners of the eye and visual system who provide comprehensive eye and vision care, which includes refraction and dispensing, detection/diagnosis and management of disease in the eye, and the rehabilitation of conditions of the visual system. In short, optometrists are working under essential services.
In the recent news, the government had revoked our permission to operate in our usual operating hours in phase three of Movement Control Order (MCO). In a letter from Association of Malaysian Optometrists (AMO) to Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI), the Optometrists request to be classified under “Healthcare Providers” and allow Optometrists to practice under the strict guideline of National Security Council (NSC).
Optometrists and practice owners have received an overwhelming amount of pleads from their patients/customers with emergency issues such as, broken glasses, frame misalignment that leads to poor eye focus, change in refractive error (myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia), blurred vision for non spectacle wearers, etc. These conditions can cause major inconvenience such as headaches and migraine that can interrupt running our daily activities.
AMO also said that during MCO, everyone needs a good eyesight. For example, doctors need sharp vision to operate and treat patients. Delivery drivers need a clear vision to ensure their safety while driving. Students and office workers who study and work from home definitely need good vision to maintain productivity.
Today we received a message from a struggling mother, whose son had accidentally broken his glasses. Her child who is in distress and is crying in despair because he said he could not see properly with his broken glasses. Optometrists can help in all above situations. However, as the government does not realise the importance of Optometrists as a essential service provider, we are restricted to serve and fix the problems for customer. We can repair either broken or misaligned glasses and dispense a proper prescription. This is why we, as an optometrists should be considered working under essential services. We do not only sell glasses, we also care for your eyes.
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