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How do digital devices like cell phones, tablets and computer screens affect our visual health? Optometrist and author Dr. Jeffery Anshel appears on the new episode of Healthy Vision™ with Dr. Val Jones to explain how these devices affect our eyes and what we can do to help prevent or reduce the development of vision-related problems when using them. He also identifies some of the common problems he sees in how computer work stations are set up and offers advice on what we can do to minimize or prevent eye strain discomfort and fatigue from computer or small device use. Go to www.acuvue.com/computerquiz and take the “Eye Q’s & Views” Quiz to see if there is anything you can do to help prevent or reduce the development of vision-related problems.
Taking steps to protect your eyes is as important as applying sunscreen to protect your skin. Stephen Cohen, O.D., past president of the Arizona Optometric Association, and dermatologist and author Jeanine Downie, M.D., join Dr. Val to talk about the importance of sun protection, and provide tips on keeping eyes and skin healthy year round.
More than 600,000 eye injuries related to sports and recreation occur each year. More than 40,000 of these require Emergency Room attention and more than one-third of the victims are children. What steps can you take to prevent eye injuries for yourself and your family? Optometrist and researcher Dr. Derek Cunningham and Todd Daniels, Head Athletic Trainer and Conditioning Coach for the Spokane Chiefs hockey team join Dr. Val on the new episode of Healthy Vision™ with Dr. Val Jones to talk about steps you can take to protect your eyes during sports and recreation and how to know if an eye injury is serious enough to require medical attention.
With the continuous rise of sports and recreational activities and the increased emphasis on improving athletic abilities, interest in the relationship between sports and vision has grown. On this updated edition of Healthy Vision™ with Dr. Val Jones, optometrist and researcher Graham Erickson, O.D. talks with Dr. Val about the relationship between vision and sports performance. According to Dr. Erickson, who has studied the impact of vision on sports performance and has worked with hundreds of athletes to maximize their vision for individual sports and lifestyle, vision skills required for sports, such as visual clarity, good peripheral vision, central vision, depth perception, and visual motor processing, can all be enhanced.
In addition, professional basketball player Dwight Howard explains how good vision has played a key role in helping him develop his basketball skills and become one of the most talented players in the league. For Dwight, learning where to focus his vision during a game came with experience. Taking time off the court, Dwight is also a mentor in the ACUVUE® 1-DAY Contest, where he counseled Anthony, an aspiring professional basketball player.
An estimated 50 million Americans suffer from the miseries of allergies and about 50 percent of individuals with seasonal and indoor allergies also experience some degree of eye symptoms. Leading authority on eye allergies, Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO, joins Dr. Val to talk about how to identify, treat and manage eye symptoms from seasonal, indoor and pet allergies. He shares his tips to minimize or prevent common eye allergy symptoms from occurring at home, the office, and even in your car.
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