How to Wear a Mask Without Your Glasses Fogging

Wearing face masks has become a norm as people around the world are taking safety measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus.  For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, please visit the online resources provided by the CDC, WHO, and your local public health department. For those who wear glasses, it may seem next to impossible to properly wear a mask without your lenses fogging up. Believe it or not, there are a few ways to prevent foggy glasses you [...continue reading]

Alternative Migraine Treatments

If you have experienced migraine or deal with it on a frequent basis, there is great value in determining options that can help.  With a range of experiences, migraine sufferers have a great deal of potential treatment options. Medication It is common to utilize over the counter or prescription medication when experiencing a migraine. The exact medication that is ideal for you will need to take into account several factors: frequency of migraine episodes, intensity of symptoms, disruption of normal [...continue reading]

Shades for Migraine – June 21

Over 1 billion people worldwide experience migraine disease.  Each year, on June 21st, a global awareness campaign encourages everyone to show support for those living with migraine.  Taking part is simple! Step 1. Put on your shades on June 21st, Migraine Solidarity Day to show you care for people living with migraine disease.  Step 2. Take a photo of you in your sunglasses and don’t forget to get your friends, family and coworkers in on the fun. Step 3. Post [...continue reading]

Sleep and Migraine

When you experience chronic migraine, episodic migraine, or migraine occasionally, sleep disruption is often part of the conversation. Experiencing a migraine can impact your ability to fall asleep, to stay asleep, and to acquire good, restful sleep.  Yet, the reverse is true as well.  Having poor sleep can directly impact the chances of experiencing a migraine.  Many migraine sufferers explain that a migraine occurs not necessarily the day after a poor night's sleep. Many report a migraine the following day.  [...continue reading]

What kind of headache is this?

Headache is a common experience. Some can be incredibly painful and others just semi-noticeable.  When in doubt, be sure to track your headache, the food you ate prior to experiencing a headache, how long it lasts, what symptoms are present, and what you have done to try and treat it yourself.  If it is extremely painful, be sure to reach out to a healthcare professional for assistance.  Here are some common types of headache. Migraine. A migraine is often a [...continue reading]

Choosing Blue Light Blocking Lenses

Blue light is everywhere, it comes from the sun, which is why it looks blue. Blue light is also emitted from screens and digital devices.  Some exposure to blue light is healthy and important. Whereas too much exposure can impact your ability to fall asleep and sleep throughout the night.  There are many different types of blue light blocking lenses available. So what should you be looking for? Tint of the lenses Some lenses are completely clear and others are [...continue reading]

Digital Eye Strain is No Joke

Are you finding yourself on a screen more often? Have your in-person meetings all been changed to online sessions?  You are not alone. People all over are spending greater amounts of time using screens and digital devices. All this extra time spent interacting with screens is enhancing the experience of digital eye strain.  What is Digital Eye Strain? Digital eye strain is a group of vision-related problems that result from heavy use of screens and electronic devices. With prolonged use [...continue reading]

Tips for Comfort While Working from Home

Whether you are new to working from home or you have been doing it for years, your work setup is really important.  To amplify productivity, without hurting yourself, there are a few absolute essentials to know. Ergonomics This is the science of designing and arranging an environment so that people can interact most efficiently and safely.  The position of the body related to the workstation has been shown to greatly impact productivity. If you are uncomfortable in the chair you [...continue reading]

How to Start the Migraine Conversation

Eye care professionals have a great responsibility to their patients.  All the time, you hear of increased screen usage among patients of all ages. From long work hours, to uses of screens in schools and on public transportation, people are being exposed to blue light at a higher degree now than ever before. You want to make sure that your patients have the most comfort available to them. Yet, how can you know for sure if blue light blocking technology [...continue reading]

Help for When Working Hours are Shifted

Many employees have shifted and are working most of their hours (if not all) from home. For some, this is a time of excitement, relaxation, and yoga pants. For others this time is stressful, unorganized, and isolating.  Whether you are feeling free or whether you are feeling constrained, there are simple things you can do around your home to make your work day feel more smooth and productive.  Your Work Space Create a command center for your work space. You [...continue reading]

Supporting Children Learning at Home

With many schools closed for the rest of the academic year, children are spending significantly more time utilizing screens each day. What can a parent do to support their young learner while they are home all day? Posture is important Support your children by providing them a similar seating environment. Place any devices onto a flat surface. Children can sit in a supportive (and comfortable) chair.  The screen should be at eye level and shoulders should not be hunched over. [...continue reading]

Decrease Your Exposure to Blue Light

Sunlight is made up of many different wavelengths of light. When they are all combined, it becomes the white light that we see.  Each wavelength differs in size and amount of energy. Blue light rays have a short wavelength and a good amount of energy.  There are many sources of blue light that we can experience each day, including: Fluorescent light CFL (compact fluorescent light) bulbs LED light Flat screen LED televisions Computer monitors, smart phones, and tablet screens The [...continue reading]

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