Feel your eyes straining? Screen time may not be to blame
The advertiser paid a fee to promote this sponsored article and may have influenced or authored the content. The views expressed in this article are those of the advertiser and do not necessarily reflect those of this site or affiliated companies. For those who are experiencing eye strain, it might be easy to assume it’s from all that screen time, but it could also be stemming from other issues. Macular degeneration is damage to the retina that makes it harder to see detail, which can make it challenging to drive, read and use electronics. A low vision doctor can help with macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma, diabetes and those who have suffered a stroke.
Tired of masks fogging up your glasses? This will help with that pesky problem
For anyone who wears glasses of any kind, you’ve surely met the annoying problem of having them fog up while wearing a mask. One Michigan-based company is now offering something that can help with the problem: a permanently-bonded anti-fog adhesive. SVS Vision says getting a vision check can address that problem, as well as others, such as underlying eye diseases. Getting your eyes checked can mean better vision so that grades and jobs don’t suffer due to poor vision, according to SVS Vision. To schedule your exam, and to learn more about a permanently-bonded anti-fog adhesive for your glasses, tap or click here.
New study suggests wearing glasses may reduce risk of catching COVID-19
The study found that 31 percent of people in the region wore glasses regularly, but only 6 percent of those in the hospital needed to wear glasses every day. If wearing glasses was not related to being hospitalized for COVID-19, you’d expect to find 31 percent of the patients to be people who wore glasses, but the researchers found only 6 percent of the patients wore glasses more than 8 hours a day -- far fewer than expected. Incidentally, none of the patients wore contact lenses or had refractive surgery. The study was purely observational and doesn’t state wearing glasses decreases the chance of being hospitalized with COVID-19, but it’s plausible glasses could be protective in decreasing the amount of virus a person is exposed to. People who think they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should contact their healthcare provider immediately.