Lyster Army Health Clinic – Fort Rucker, AL
Save Your Vision Month is optometry's opportunity to remind Americans of the importance of eye health and the essentialness of comprehensive eye examinations.
Most Americans spend a good portion of their day on digital devices. Dr. Sandra Banner, Chief of Specialty Services at Lyster, encourages her patients to practice good visual hygiene by following these tips.
Follow the 20-20-20 rule: When using any electronic device, make a conscious effort every day to take a 20-second break and look away from the screen every 20 minutes and view something 20 feet away.
Position yourself: Maintain a comfortable working distance from your device by using the zoom feature to see small print and details, rather than bringing the device closer to your eyes.
Beat the glare: The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends reducing the glare by adjusting device settings or using a glare filter to decrease the amount of light reflected from the screen.
Consider purchasing occupational eyewear: Special work glasses that supplement your every-day pair are able to incorporate lenses optimized for intermediate and near working distances.
Power down before you turn in: Turn your digital devices off at least one hour before bed.
Dr. Banner concluded, “There is no substitute for comprehensive eye exams to stay vision ready.” To schedule your next comprehensive eye exam, contact the Lyster Optometry Clinic at (334) 255-7185. For more information on the vision services at Lyster Army Health Clinic, visit https://lyster.tricare.mil/Health-Services/Vision