“EYE CARE” FOR YOU: | The Savannah Tribune

“EYE CARE” FOR YOU: | The Savannah Tribune


Dr. J. A. Parker

Have you ever felt like your eyes were dry and tired after a long day staring at a computer—you’re not alone.

Now more than ever, computers, telephones, and other digital type devices are being used almost 90% of a day. These digital screens emit harmful blue light rays which have negative effects on your eyes, including eye strain, dry or watery, and irritated eye. Blue light also interferes with your sleep schedule and throws your body’s internal clock (also called circadian rhythm) off. This causes many of us to not be able to fall asleep when we want to or wake up on time as we need to.

The downside is many of us cannot get away from these devices as they are required in our jobs and for our kids in schools. Using computers, tablets, and phones are a big part of most of our daily activities. So how do we handle the negative consequences of digital devices and screens? Blue light filters are designed to block these harmful rays that causes these symptoms and also it reduces potential damage to the retina from long-term exposure to this intense ray of light.

If you and your children do not have blue light filter on your lenses, you are not protected against this harmful light. The additional cost to add it to your next pair of glasses will be a nominal investment to make sure that you have healthy eyes, maintain your normal sleep pattern, and be able to sustain the long hours of work or school required for our computerized lifestyle.

If you have not heard of blue light filters, speak to your eyecare provider sooner than later.

If you are in need of an eyecare provider, I invite you to visit

EnVision Eye Care

321 W. Montgomery

Crossroads, Savannah

(near Hunter Golf Course)

For appointments, call (912) 927-0707 and visit us at www.envisionsavannah.com to schedule online


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