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Amita Patel, O.D., F.A.A.O.

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How to Thwart Computer Vision Syndrome

Posted by Amita Patel, O.D., F.A.A.O. on Sep 30, 2017 9:46:00 AM

Headaches, blurry vision, dry, red and irritated eyes, neck and back pain – do any of these sound familiar? These are the signs associated with computer vision syndrome. Also referred to as CVS, computer vision syndrome isn’t one disorder, necessarily. CVS is a collection of symptoms that deal with eye strain and pain that stem from using electronic devices like computers, tables and cell phones for an extended period of time. Adults and children can be affected by CVS. 

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Topics: computer vision syndrome, eye problems from electronic devices

Don’t Let Glaucoma Steal Your Sight

Posted by Amita Patel, O.D., F.A.A.O. on Aug 12, 2017 8:23:00 AM

Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the United States, in part because too many people still don’t know much about it. Many who thought of glaucoma as an old person’s disease were surprised to be diagnosed with it in their mid-30s and 40s. Although certain factors like age and heredity can increase your chances of developing glaucoma, the fact is, glaucoma can affect anyone, anywhere and at any age. The majority of glaucoma patients don’t experience any symptoms before irreversible harm has been done, which is why regular glaucoma screenings are vitally important.

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Topics: eye condition, glaucoma, blindness

Bringing Astigmatism into Focus

Posted by Amita Patel, O.D., F.A.A.O. on Jul 5, 2017 9:23:00 AM

If you’ve noticed that you’re experiencing an unusual amount of eyestrain, headaches, squinting or blurred and distorted vision at all distances, you may have astigmatism, which is an imperfection in the curvature of the eye’s cornea or lens. If you have this condition, you were probably born with it. Whether your astigmatism is mild or not so mild, it will require some form of medical correction for clear vision. Fortunately, most forms of regular astigmatism blurriness are easily correctable. 

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Topics: eye condition, astigmatism

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