Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Eye Exam

$330.00 later...

Well, the good thing is that after two years...(I thought it had only been a year) We took another picture of my retina and according to Dr. Lee it looks like my eyes just look that way. So, since my Grandfather had Glaucoma I still need to watch out for it and get checked out every few years to make sure everything is still ok.
I am just glad to know that my pressure is 11 and the vessels and texture look healthy.
She says everything looks the way it should and if I was suffering from Glaucoma I'd have a lot of other issues that I am not. I also scored perfectly for that peripheral test too.
So, a HUGE sigh of relief and as of right now no Glaucoma. vision did get a bit worse though.
I figure, I am staring HOURS more at a computer screen and still working hours on accessories...So, WAY MORE eye strain.
Ah, You gotta LOVE aging!

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Michael Edson, MS, L.Ac. said...

Along with proper ergonomics, taking regular breaks from the computer to do eye exercises can help prevent or reduce the effects of computer eye strain.

Chronic stress on the visual system can also contribute to glaucoma.

Our eyes and vision were designed for viewing distance as hunters and gatherers, and not for ongoing near work as required by regular computer use. As a result, Computer Eye Strain is becoming one of the major eye complaints heard by eye doctors today.

Symptoms can include increased myopia, blurred vision, headaches, slow refocusing, difficulty concentrating, neck, shoulder and back pain

Eye strain can be reduced significantly by taking regular breaks from the computer, resting your eyes, stretching and doing eye exercises.

For a demo of 3 great eye exercises by Dr. Grossman, one of the Country's leading behavioral optometrists, go to

Dr. Grossman also offers his free eye exercise booklet at his website at Natural Eye Care Free Eye Exercises with his 11 favorite eye exercises and acupressure eye points to massage regularly.

Finally, there is also an excellent section at his website on "Computer Eye Strain" under "Eye Diseases" that provides a Computer Eye Strain “Self-Help“ section with great tips of relieving eyestrain due to computer use.

Also, a few research studies show that supplementing with 6mg per day of astaxanthin per day significantly improved eye strain at week 2 and 4 of the test period.

For more information, go to Natural Eye Care for Computer Eye Strain

Spa Therapy Works said...

That's great news!!

BTW, I just gave you an award on my blog! said...

Your work is just so gorgeous! I can't get over it. It makes me want to go back to my wedding for a do over style-wise :) Maybe I'll just pop back into the dress and make the boy get back into the suit and retake some photos...