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March is Workplace Eye Safety month, and while we typically assume professions such as healthcare, mechanic, landscaping, welding, etc. are the most prone to eye injuries, the most common is actually computer vision syndrome. What is Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS)? Wikipedia defines CVS as a “condition resulting from focusing the eyes on a computer or… Read More


February is Age Related Macular Degeneration Month (AMD)

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness among older Americans, but new treatments have dramatically changed the course of this disease over the last 10 years, making AMD more manageable than ever before. What is Age-Related Macular Degeneration? Macular degeneration is the leading cause of severe, irreversible vision loss in people over age 60. It… Read More


Celebrating the Retirement of John D. Wilcox, M.D.

Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons was founded 41 years ago by Dr. C.M. Harris and Dr. John D. Wilcox, created with a commitment to providing Northeast Florida with friendly service and advanced eye care. This patient mission has been represented over the decades by an expanding group of ophthalmologists at Clay Eye Physicians & Surgeons,… Read More


Brandon Powell, O.D., joins Clay Eye Physicians & Surgeons

We are pleased to announce that Brandon Powell, O.D. has officially joined our Clay Eye Physicians & Surgeons. Dr. Powell graduated from the University of Central Florida with his Bachelor of Science Degree and Nova-Southeastern University College of Optometry for his Doctor of Optometry Degree. Dr. Powell is interested in comprehensive primary eye care. He… Read More


June is Cataract Awareness Month

There are over 24 million Americans over the age of 40 who are affected by cataracts, so it only seems appropriate that an entire month should be dedicated to education and awareness. What are cataracts? Cataracts are a clouding of the lens of the eye, which prevents passage of light into the eye. Having a… Read More


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March is Workplace Eye Safety month, and while we typically assume professions such as healthcare, mechanic, landscaping, welding, etc. are the most prone to eye injuries, the most common is actually computer vision syndrome.

What is Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS)?

Wikipedia defines CVS as a “condition resulting from focusing the eyes on a computer or other display device for protracted, uninterrupted periods of time”. The muscles in the eye are then unable to adequately recover from the strain due to inadequate sleep.

While computer screens do not cause permanent vision damage, they can cause temporary headaches, eye fatigue, redness, sensitivity, and difficulty focusing.

Computer Vision Syndrome

What causes this eye strain?

Humans blink an average of 15 times per minute, but studies show we blink far less when using computers and other digital screen devices – about a third of the amount.

Tips to minimizing eye strain:

If you experience red, watery or irritated eyes from consistent computer usage, contact our office to discuss your options for relief. 904-272-2020