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My Computer Eyeglasses……. ARE FABULOUS | Long Island Eye Doctor

My Computer Eyeglasses……. ARE FABULOUS
Dr. Joel Kestenbaum

Overworked Businesswoman Working On Computer

For those of you that are old enough to remember, there was a commercial on TV that went like this.  “How do you spell relief?” And the answer was “R-O-L-A-I-D-S”.  This is no longer the answer.  The new answer is “C-O-M-P-U-T-E-R   E-Y-E-G-L-A-S-S-E-S”.  I just got my first pair of specially designed digital eyeglasses for my computer and they are amazing.  Let me tell you a very short story.

I’ve been practicing optometry a long time, all the while prescribing eyeglasses for my patients for all sorts of reasons.  These include nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.  I’ve prescribed eyeglasses for athletes, for factory workers, and just about every occupation out there.  Today, the greatest reason to prescribe eyeglasses is for computer eye strain.

Computer eye strain is one of the most common complaints optometrists get from our patients.   Symptoms cover every possible complaint from burning, heavy, red, hot, itchy, wet, blurry, scratchy, and glare to name a few.  People get headaches, brow aches, achy eyes, eye strain, neck ache, and even wrist problems.  I have been talking about computer eye strain with my patients for years and have been prescribing whatever was the latest technology of the time.  And now it is my turn to wear these  lenses.

I received my first pair of computer eyeglasses last week after getting my eyes examined by my associate Dr. Amy Chang.  I am blown away by the comfort and clarity that I was missing for the past few years.  There is an old saying that “the shoemakers and his son had no shoes.”  Well, this optometrist  was remiss in taking his own advice.  What a mistake in not getting my computer lenses sooner.  I have also been wearing the finest digital progressive bifocal (multifocal) lenses for everyday use and was using them at my computer as well.  I must say that progressive lenses do not hold a candle to the digital computer lenses I now wear.

Even an old eye doctor can learn new tricks.  I now have eyeglasses for everyday use, sunglasses, eyeglasses for golf with transition lenses, and now my computer eyeglasses.  Oh and by the way, did I mention that all of my eyeglasses block harmful ultraviolet light and blue light from getting to my eyes.  I am doing everything I can to make myself comfortable and I am protecting my eyes from the future harmful effects of UV and blue light. See the other blogs I have written on this topic.

Thank you for reading my blogs.  Protecting your eyes makes me happy.

Dr. Joel Kestenbaum


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