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Computer Vision Syndrome: Prevention and Reduction

When we discuss protecting our eyes at work, we often think of the workers who are exposed to debris, chemicals, wood chips, metal fragments, etc. These individuals require specific eye protection, such as safety glasses or goggles, to keep their eyes safe from injury while on the job. However, in our age of technology, we Read more...

Screen Time and Eye Health: Fact or Fiction?

We all heard it growing up from Mom, “Don’t sit too close to the TV, you’ll go blind!” Yet most of us now spend most of our days staring at a screen a couple of feet away from our faces. Certainly Mom would not approve of that! Hyperbole aside, Mom was onto something. Viewing a Read more…

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Fight Back Against Harmful Blue Light

Back in September, the Metro Eye blog touched on the subject of blue light and how it impacts your vision health. With most of us spending more and more time looking at computer screens and our cell phones, we thought we could dive deeper into the science behind blue light and showcase some ways to Read more…

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Trouble sleeping? It could be your phone…

You set your alarm clock for 6:00am every morning, but inevitably end up pressing the sleep button once, twice, three times. Does this sound familiar? The reason for your lack of energy is either because you aren’t getting sleep or the quality of sleep you’re getting isn’t great. Poor sleep quality is often attributed to Read more…

The 21st Century Eye: Three Ways to Protect Your Vision

Everywhere we look, we’re reading, shopping, banking or being entertained online on digital devices small and large—at work, at school, at play and on our way in-between. In fact, according to the American Optometric Association’s (AOA) 2014 American Eye-Q® survey, 55 percent of adults use computers, smartphones, tablets or other handheld devices for five or Read more…

Vision Benefits for Small Businesses

The staff at Metro Eye are proud to work for a small, local business here in the Historic Third Ward. However, because we’re small we know how much of an absolute headache dealing with insurance programs can be! That’s why we decided to do our part for the community and support local business through the Read more…

Sassy and Unique!

Beth loves her current glasses but was in the mood for a different look. This gorgeous, semi-rimless Alain Mikli was the first frame we tried on  her. After trying on a few other options, we knew this pair was made for  her.  Alain Mikli is known not only for unique designs and colors, but also  Read more…

Amy is Wearing the new Relax Lens

Shamir Relax™ – no, it’s not a lens infused with caffeine and it doesn’t come with a lifetime supply of coffee either.  But it does ease the strain normally associated with prolonged accommodation. If you spend the majority of your work day reading or using a computer to complete tasks, the muscles in your eyes Read more…

From The Dr's. Desk

Autumn is here and the changes that occur with the season are well under way. The air is now crisp, most of the leaves have fallen, and it won’t be long until that white stuff is on the ground! The change that is occurring outside is very representative of all the changes that are happening Read more…

Computer Vision Syndrome

  In today’s technology based world, many of us stare at a computer monitor for hours a day.  It’s what we do, but unfortunately not always great for our eyes as it may lead to computer vision syndrome, or CVS. CVS is the name given to a wide range of eyestrain and pain that computer Read more…