How To Protect Eyes From Computer Screen

Pediatric Eye Clinic 1. Use The 20/20/20 RuleYour eyes aren’t designed to stare all day at something directly in front of you. With the 20/20/20 rule, you give your eyes a much-needed break during long work days. If you look at the screen for 20 minutes, you must look at something at least 20 feet away from you for 20 seconds. The longer you look away from your screen, though, the better! 2. Ensure Your Room Is Well LitIt may sound counterintuitive, but less light in your room is actually better for your eyes when you’re working on a computer. Offices shouldn’t be too bright, so when possible,...

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4 Ways that COVID Leaves Its Mark on the Eye

Pediatric Eye Clinic How does COVID reach the eyes? People respond in different ways to COVID-19 infections. While some people develop mild to severe respiratory problems, others experience no symptoms at all. Pink eye remains the most common sign of COVID in the eyes of children and adults. Doctors are still learning how COVID affects the eyes. But it's clear that some people with COVID experience inflammation throughout their body. This inflammation can cause blood clots to form. These clots may travel through the body and reach the veins, arteries and blood vessels of the eye. COVID's...

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How does astigmatism affect children?

Pediatric Eye Clinic How does astigmatism affect children?When the child has a small astigmatism, he does not suffer discomfort. On the other hand, when the degree is higher, you can have blurred vision at all distances, both far and near; manifesting at school age with problems seeing the blackboard or reading. The child with astigmatism has a distorted perception of images and must make a great effort to try to compensate for the visual defect, which causes headaches, eye discomfort (frequent blinking, red eye, itching) and as a consequence poor school performance. Also, if not corrected,...

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Did you know that half of children during the first year have astigmatism?

Pediatric Eye Clinic Did you know that half of children during the first year have astigmatism? This refractive defect, which prevents light from refracting well and images from focusing on the retina, but from in front or behind, causes blurred vision. However, thanks to the process of emmetropization or eye growth, its diameter and radius of curvature increase, so the defect in children is corrected in the first two years of life. Likewise, astigmatism less than 1 diopter is considered normal in children under two years of age, as are half-diopter values ​​from 3 years of age (physiological...

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Causes of myopia

Pediatric Eye Clinic Myopia is caused by factors that are part of the ocular structure, such as the cornea, the lens and the ocular structure itself. When there are irregularities in the curvature of the cornea, the light that enters the eye passes through the lens, but the images are formed in front of the retina and not on it. Note that the same thing can happen if the lens is too curved and has poor focusing power. In addition to the ocular anatomy, there are other factors that can cause myopia: Genetics: Myopia is an inherited condition. The child of one or two myopic parents is at...

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How to detect myopia?

Pediatric Eye Clinic The main sign that will make us detect the presence of myopia is blurred vision at a distance. Anyway, headache or dizziness can also indicate the presence of myopia. The only way to reliably detect the presence of myopia is to go to an ophthalmology center where we can carry out the appropriate refractive tests and a complete examination of the eye. at homeIn order to detect the presence of myopia we must examine whether we see clear objects at a long distance or see them blurred. This test that we can do at home must be done first with one eye and closing the other,...

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What symptoms help to detect it in time?

Pediatric Eye Clinic Keratoconus at first can be confused with refractive problems such as myopia, due to a decrease in vision and more commonly with astigmatism due to the appearance or sudden increase in it. An important symptom to take into account is that Keratoconus usually prevents complete vision correction with the use of lenses, that is, despite wearing lenses, vision is not completely clear. Many times patients change lenses over and over again without finding improvement and get used to reduced vision without going to the specialist doctor. This could be very serious for young...

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