As the leaders in ultra-widefield (UWF™) retinal imaging technology, Optos would like to invite you to join us at the International Vision Expo East (VEE) March 31 – April 2 at the Javits Convention Center in downtown NYC . This biannual expo joins the medical, business, and fashion components of eyewear and vision care. During VEE 2017, you’ll have the opportunity to obtain CE credits, learn techniques to improve your practice and get access to cutting-edge products and services. VEE also presents an excellent opportunity to network and socialize with eyecare experts and explore New York City.
Find out what’s new at Optos by pre-scheduling your demonstration or stop by our booth. Since last year, we have delivered new devices, software and imaging modalities that can help you diagnose and treat more ocular and systemic disease.
—Throughout the show, Optos will be at booth MS489, located in the Medical and Scientific Pavilion.
— Attend the Retinal Periphery Lunch and Learn: Retinal Disease: What the Periphery Holds, April 1, 2017, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, MS4977, Jeffry Gerson – OD, Grin Eyecare
March is National Save Your Vision Month. Each March, the American Optometric Association (AOA) launches a campaign to increase awareness about good eye care. The 2017 campaign is focused on two dangers to vision: digital eyestrain and the impact of blue light on vision and overall health.
Blue Light Exposure and Digital Eyestrain Awareness
Use of digital technology has exploded over the past decade, and as a result, blue light exposure has also increased. Blue light is on the short wavelength end of the visible spectrum. Compared to longer wavelength light, blue light emits a higher energy, which penetrates deeply into eyes and can lead to overexposure. Blue light overexposure can contribute to:
— Long-term vision problems, shoulder and neck pain, and dry eyes
— Retina damage
— Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
People who stare at screens for hours at a time often end up suffering from physical eye discomfort, known as digital eyestrain, which is caused in part by excessive blue light exposure. According to a 2016 AOA survey, the average person in the US spends seven hours a day using some type of digital device, so it is no surprise that sleep issues and eyestrain are on the …