Should you worry about eye discharge or rheum? It’s normal for eye discharge—a combination of mucus, oil, skin cells, and other debris—to accumulate in the corners of your eyes while you sleep. But if the eye discharge is excessive or it’s starting to bother you, you should see an eye doctor.[Read more…]
Archives for February 2021
Do Blue Light Glasses Work?
Too much screen time and gadget use can cause digital eye strain, which is an increasing concern among parents due to the shift to virtual learning in their children’s education. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce digital eye strain. You can follow the 20-20-20 rule. Every 20 minutes, you should remind your child to take a break and look at an object at least 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds.
What about blue light glasses? Can they protect kids’ still-developing eyes from digital eye strain? The short answer is yes; blue light glasses can provide some form of protection. Alderwood Optical & Canyon Park Vision Clinic, your trusted optometrist, explains in this blog post.[Read more…]
Protecting Your Eyes in Winter
The cold, dry winds in winter are harsh on not only your skin but also your eyes. Like your skin, the surface of your eyes—which are mostly made of water—might become dry after prolonged exposure to freezing temperatures. In certain cases, certain eye conditions might develop.
What are the eye conditions that can develop as a result of dry eyes? And how can you protect your eyes in winter? Alderwood Optical & Canyon Park Vision Clinic, your trusted eye doctor, shares some tips.[Read more…]