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Vision Care News October 2020

Welcome To Five Points Eye Care!

Five Points Eye Care Center is the best place in the Athens area to keep your eyes healthy while also helping you achieve the finest possible vision. We offer specialized care for people who have lost vision from eye diseases (our low vision rehabilitation clinic), children with vision and visual processing problems (our vision therapy and pediatric clinic) and patients with a challenging contact lens or glasses needs.

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Protecting Your Eyes from Digital Strain

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Many who have to rely heavily on digital devices for work have felt the discomfort of digital eye strain. It only takes two hours of screen time per day to give us a 90% chance of developing digital eye strain, and in this technological age, it’s no wonder ten million people a year are seeing eye doctors for it.

Symptoms of Digital Eye Strain

Eyes feeling either very watery or unusually dry – A burning or itching sensation in the eyes – Blurry or double vision – Frequent headaches and soreness in the neck, shoulders, or back – Increased sensitivity to light – Trouble concentrating – Difficulty keeping your eyes open

Squinting Under the Glare?

The problem isn’t necessarily your computer screen itself; it could be glare from overhead lighting or windows. If you can’t eliminate the glare from those sources, it might be a good idea to get a glare filter for your screen.

Live by the 20-20-20 Rule

A funny thing about using digital devices is that we tend to blink less often when we use them than we do when looking at anything else. An easy trick to make up for less frequent blinking is the 20-20-20 rule. All it means is that every 20 minutes of screen time, we should take a 20 second break and focus on something at least 20 feet away instead. We recommend setting reminders to help get into the habit.

Computer Glasses

The same way we can protect our eyes from the sun with sunglasses, we can also wear special computer glasses to protect against eye strain. Talk to your optician about computer lens designs to suit your specific work needs as well as adding a blue light filter and anti-reflective coating for additional protection against eye strain!

Vision Therapy Success Story

Our Five Points Eye Care Vision Therapy Clinic helps kids who are struggling to read and have problems with their schoolwork. We also work to give them back their confidence. Luke is one such success story. Luke had reading and writing challenges as well as frustration at school. In addition, he was inverting letters and skipping over words.

Since completing Vision Therapy, his reading and writing have significantly improved and he’s much happier and willing to read for long periods! Luke’s family would absolutely recommend Vision Therapy to others without reservation! They feel it has made a wonderful difference in Luke’s enjoyment of reading and improved his skill level noticeably!

The Fred Award

AprilVaughn2014 previewEvery month, we have our employees nominate another employee for our “Fred Award.” A “Fred” is someone who goes out of their way to uphold our practice core values of Excellence in Eye Care, Patients Come First, and Lead by Example. As a practice, we not only want our employees to come to work to get the day’s job done, but to strive to work harder each and every day for the sake of the practice as a whole.

The Fred Award for the month of September goes to April! April makes sure that everyone’s shifts are covered and everyone is happy. In addition, she is always ready and willing to provide support wherever it may be needed. For these things and so much more, we salute you April. Thank you for everything you do!!

News From Our
Optical Department

Chloe Eyewear in Athens, GA

We are now carrying Chloe optical frames and sunglasses for a limited time only! Come on over to the Optical Department and try some on!

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Contact Us

Five Points Eye Care
698 South Milledge Avenue Athens, GA 30605
Phone: 706-543-2020
Fax: 706-549-6618