Do you have an eye condition that requires medically necessary contact lenses? The University Eye Institute knows how important contact lenses are to you and we would like to share some tips from the National Keratoconus Foundation on how to safely wear your contact lenses during COVID-19.
Set up your work station with your eyes in mind - Adjust your chair, desk, and monitor heights so your eyes are looking slightly downward. Set-up task lighting so it comes from behind or overhead (not directly at your face). Keep preservative - free tears handy, or use a small humidifier to keep your eyes from drying out during extended screen time.
Change your screen settings - Your eyes weren’t meant to look at a bright, vivid screen for hours. Turn down your screen brightness and enlarge font size (12 or larger) to prevent eye strain.
Take a Break! Use the 20 X 20 X 20 Rule: Take a brief break from your screen every 20 minutes for 20 seconds to look 20 feet away while making a conscious effort to blink. Blinking spreads tears across your eyes to refresh nutrients and replenish moisture.
Increased screen time due to on-line homework and game play can cause tired, burning, or dry eyes. To decrease eye strain:
The World Health Organization and American Academy of Pediatrics recommend screen time of one hour or less per day for children 2 to 5 years. As an alternative to screen time, provide your child with engaging activities that aid in the development of his/her visual spatial skills such as:
Click here to learn more about the impact of visual spatial skills on school achievement.
Our optical can order an exact duplicate of your child’s glasses, verify the prescription, and mail the glasses to your home. Call 713-743-2020 for details.
If you are a current patient of ours, and would like to have your medication refilled, please have your pharmacy contact us at via (Ph) 713.743.2020 or (F) 713.743.0963