How to View the 2017 Solar Eclipse Safely

Looking directly at the sun is unsafe except during the brief total phase of a solar eclipse (“totality”), when the moon entirely blocks the sun’s bright face, which will happen only within the narrow path of totality.   The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose[…]

Eye-Care Essentials for Computer Users

If you spend hours each day working at a computer screen, you may experience eyestrain, blurred vision, itchy eyes, and occasional double vision.   “But studies have found no indication that working on a computer screen causes permanent vision problems,” says Kent Daum, O.D., an optometrist at the University of Alabama School of Optometry in[…]

Eye Safety: Tips for Protecting Vision in the Workplace

Your computer, your tablet, your smart phone: all helpful devices, but when used for long periods of time, they can expose you to eyestrain. Or worse, you could develop something called “Computer Vision Syndrome,” which the American Optometric Association defines as a group of eye and vision-related problems with symptoms including headaches, blurred vision and[…]