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"Fixing Screenagers" Presentation - Wednesday 3rd May 6:45pm

Sure Optical - Thursday, April 27, 2017

2 out of 3 children spend more than 2 hours a day using digital devices. This concerns most parents. Excessive use of iPads, iPhones and other screens are causing problems with children’s necks, posture and eyes. Central Coast Spinal Care Centre and Sure Eye Care are holding an educational seminar to answer your concerns.

The talk will begin with Chiropractors Dr Angus Steventon and Dr Bryce Conrad, who'll speak about:

  • The implications of “TechNeck” and “iPosture” on the adult and child spine
  • How to minimise impact and reduce neck pain, headaches and the development of a “hunch back”

Next, Optometrists Dr Amanda Rungis and Dr Sarah Tait will talk about:

  • The epidemic of short-sightedness putting our kids at risk and how it relates to excessive screen time
  • Treatments that help slow short-sightedness
  • Blue light protection - why it's important that we protect our kids from blue light emitted in excessive amounts from screens

There will be plenty of time at the end of the talk to answer your questions. 

Spaces are limited so book online now or call 4337 6000 to avoid disappointment.  All proceeds from the evening will be donated to Optometry Giving Sight.


Are you worried about Digital Eye Strain?

Amanda Rungis - Friday, July 01, 2016

Did you know 2 out of 3 people experience some form of Digital Eye Strain?

Digital Eye Strain is also called Computer Vision Syndrome. It is the discomfort felt after more than 2 hours of using a digital device. Symptoms may include:
  • Eye strain
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Blurred vision
  • Dry eyes
  • Neck / back pain
  • Poor attention
  • Sleep troubles

Australians spend on average 10 hours and 24 minutes on devices every day. Also, 3 out of 4 Australians use multiple screens e.g. looking at their tablet while watching TV.

2 out of 3 children must spend more than 2 hours a day using digital devices. This concerns most parents. When I was in kindergarten the teacher used to read us stories. Now kids are learning to read and using devices at a much early age. This is often before their eyes are fully grown and developed.

How do you know if you have Digital Eye Strain?

If you spend more than 2 hours a day on devices it is vital you tell us. We can check to see whether you are suffering needlessly. This is done by:

  • Evaluating your computer usage
  • Measuring your vision
  • Testing for any minor uncorrected vision issues - e.g. mild long-sightedness does not cause any blurry vision but is a major cause of Digital Eye Strain
  • Checking how well both eyes work together

How can we reduce the impact of technology?

There are a wide range of ways to relieve strain including that we can recommend:
  • Lenses for the demands of modern life e.g. anti-strain lenses and indoor progressives
  • Blue light protection – the excessive amounts of this high energy light emitted by screens can cause eye stress
  • Dry eye treatments
  • Advice on good “visual hygiene”

We’re dedicated to preventive eye care. That’s why we can advise you on how to achieve relaxed and safe screen use. We want to help you have comfort and protection for our demanding high-tech lives!

As a special offer we are offering free blue light protection on all lenses purchased this July. So, if your worried about Digital Eye Strain make an appointment to see us this month. You can book online or call 4337 6000 and speak to one of my wonderful team members.

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