Ready to rock ‘n roll in 2017? It is very important to remember that your health, which includes eye care, should always be at the top of your list.
At De Jongh Optometry we make sure that your eye health is taken care of. Our fresh and funky frames will make you look like a rock star, but most importantly, our optometrists up-skill themselves continuously by using cutting edge technology to help diagnose eye problems.
The effect of the working environment on your eyes
Long forgotten are the daily headaches of early December. You might have thought that it was due to end of year stress, but have you checked your vision in the past 12 months? Daily life causes many stresses on your body – your eyes should not be a contributing factor. We can easily determine if your vision is adequate for your environment at home as well as at work.
Did you know that if you spend more than 2 hours per day in front of an electronic device you could suffer from computer vision syndrome, or CVS? The American Optometric Association describes CVS as a group of eye and vision-related problems that is caused by prolonged computer use. Symptoms may include: eye fatigue, eye strain, headaches, neck/shoulder pain, irritation of the eyes, blurry vision, and general fatigue.
These symptoms are no longer only present in adults, but children as well. This is because our living environment has become more electronically orientated. Studies show that 85% of children have access to the internet on a daily basis. The increased percentage is due to the availability of smart phones, which is an electronic device that can cause the above-mentioned symptoms.
Eye care and your child
Clear and comfortable vision is as much part of a child’s success at school as his or her effort and time put into academic work and extracurricular activities. At De Jongh Optometry we are passionate about knowing that every child passing through our practice is adequately equipped for their school year.
One of the critical evaluations for a child’s vision is their eye muscle ability. The eye muscles are some of the most active muscles in their bodies. For a child, providing spectacles is not always the final solution. Many times, eye muscle training is needed to ensure their optimal performance in the demanding school environment.
If learning problems persist, it might be due to focus difficulty caused by astigmatism, shortsightedness or farsightedness. During our comprehensive eye examination, these possible problems are addressed and managed. Make your annual appointment today at our Moreleta practice by phoning 012 998 7592, or our Lynnwood practice on 012 807 6027.
The latest in spectacle technology
De Jongh Optometry uses the latest technology when it comes to spectacles. Blue control anti-reflective coatings have showed through numerous studies that it decreases eye fatigue and eye strain. All electronic devices emit blue light, and this is important to stay awake. However, too much blue light is not ideal.
Hoya is one of the leading manufacturers of lenses in the world. Here are some advantages of their Blue Control lenses:
- Neutralises blue light, preventing eye strain and fatigue
- Reduces glare for a more comfortable and relaxed visionary experience
- Enhances contrast perception, offering a more natural colour experience
- Protects your lenses against water, dirt, grease, and dust, keeping them clean for longer
De Jongh Optometry will make sure that your whole family is ready to take on the visual demands of daily life in 2017. It is worth noting that we are contracted with all major-medical aids: we claim directly from them and you as the patient has no extra administration to worry about.
Make 2017 the best year for your vision – contact us today for the ultimate in eye care!