Thursday, March 24, 2011

Protect Your Eyesight!

By: Wisconsin Optometric Association

For the past four decades, March has been Save Your Vision Month.

It has played a critical role in educating the public on the importance of proper vision and eye health care.

Championing this cause are members of the Wisconsin Optometric Association, who want to remind everyone to protect their eyes in school, at home, while playing sports and, perhaps most importantly, at work.

Dr. Lisa Slaby of the WOA

Whether using a computer or a sledge hammer to get the job done, the WOA reports visual discomfort, eye strain and eye injuries in the workplace are not only common, but cost billions in lost productivity each year. Research indicates that 2,000 U.S. workers sustain job-related eye injuries requiring medical treatment each day, 90 percent of which could be prevented with simple safety steps.

 "Healthy vision is critical to successfully completing job-related tasks," said Dr. Lisa Slaby, optometrist and president of the Wisconsin Optometric Association. "While most people think of construction or manufacturing as high-risk occupations where eye injuries are prevalent, even jobs requiring 'smart phones,' laptops and desktop computers can cause vision problems if not used properly. Small steps can make big changes to ease vision strain."

Go easy on the PDA

Nearly half of all Americans spend five or more hours per day using a computer or a PDA, according to the American Optometric Association's Eye-Q survey. Prolonged use of electronic devices may lead to symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome such as eye strain, dry eyes, headaches, fatigue, blurred vision and loss of focus.

The WOA encourages all users of this type of technology to follow the recommendations below:
Take a 20 second break.

• Rest eyes by taking a 20-second break from the screen and looking at something 20 feet away.

• Increase your electronic device's font size so it can be used at a distance more comfortable for your eyes.

• View screens at moderate brightness, not too bright or too dim.

• Reduce glare to ease reading; this can make a bigger difference than increasing the font.

• Position devices slightly below eye level; this makes it easier for eyes to focus on reading material.

Safer sight on-site

Many professions -- from auto repair to health care -- require protective eyewear to help reduce the risk of eye injuries. Yet the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that in about 60 percent of eye injury cases, workers failed to wear proper protective eyewear.

The WOA and AOA encourage workers to understand the eye safety dangers of their profession, and to wear proper, fitted eye protection at all times. The associations also urge those who work in dangerous environments to be proactive in replacing eyewear that is old or damaged.

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

March Madness Contest!

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Corporate Office Moves North

Our new Evendale office.
These past couple of weeks have been quite crazy. Our corporate office began last week preparing to move from Price Hill (west side of Cincinnati) to Evendale (14 miles north of Cincinnati). On Monday March 7th, the move was made official. All corporate staff members are in their offices and some continue to unpack. The move was essential as we were running out of space in our old location. Our insurance department and Western Hills office still remains in the same shopping center that our corporate office was located in. Much appreciation goes out to our wonderful and loyal patient base. You have allowed us to grow and provide the best eye care products and services.

Where our corporate office was.

Since 1914 Wing Eyecare has been located on the west side of Cincinnati. It started when Dr. Philip A. Wing opened a small private optometry practice in Price Hill and has since grown to 11 offices around the greater Cincinnati and northern Kentucky areas. To our wonderful patients: we hope you continue to give us the opportunity to provide for you. To prospective patients: we hope you give us the opportunity to provide for you. Thank you!

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

March Special Offers!

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