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Eye Care Blog

It has been a beautiful, warm summer here in Asheville. There is more to see and do while the kids are out of school than you could possibly do in one break from school. Parents and children are busy throughout the area trying to spend a few more moments together, hike one more trail, tube the river one last time, or sneak in one last beach trip before school is back in session.

While families are frantically fulfilling their final summer activities, while also shopping for school supplies and trying to get the kids back onto regular bedtime and morning routines, one of the most important things to do before classes begin is schedule a back-to-school eye exam. In this article, we will discuss # reasons to see the eye doctor before the first day of school:



Understanding how we see the world is something everyone should know. After all, caring for your own eyes is more difficult if you don't know how they work. Our eyes take up 65-percent of your brainpower. That's more than any other part of your body. Most people are overwhelmingly dependent on vision to perceive the world, above all other senses.



Eye strain at the office can be stressful. You feel yourself risking discomfort because you have work to do. If you address the eye strain, you reduce your ability to get work done productively. If you blaze ahead with spreadsheets, reports, calculations, or other tasks, you can make the eye strain worse. Repeated eye strain can often be addressed with a few adjustments to your space, and an eye exam may also be needed.

Here's what to do to help minimize office eye strain:



Are online eye exams effective? They can be in some ways, but they fall very short of the mark in others. There are things that simply can't be done online. They have to be done by a licensed eye doctor. It's actually pretty remarkable that online eye exams exist at all, but it's also very important to recognize exactly what their limitations are. They are of less quality and they are less capable than an in-person exam. Let's talk about what online eye exams do before talking about what they can't do.