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Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) describes eye and vision-related issues from extended computer, phone, and tablet use. Common symptoms are: headaches, blurred vision, and dry eyes. These symptoms can also be effected by poor lighting, glare, or the incorrect viewing distance. The optometrists at Total Vision Optometry, in Downey and Lakewood, advise an annual eye exam. Glasses, with glare coating, designed for your specific visual needs can help reduce CVS.

Diabetic retinopathy develops from prolonged exposure to high blood glucose, which can weaken the walls of blood vessels in the eyes and can effect vision. An eye exam can be the first clue to detecting diabetes. At Total Vision Optometry we encourage annual eye exams to maintain great vision and ocular health.

Polarized sunglasses, available in a variety of colors, use specialized lenses that reduce glare from surfaces such as water and snow. Glare, which distorts the true color of objects, can be reduced with polarized lenses. Polarized lenses: improve visual comfort and clarity, reduce eyestrain and glare, and allows for the true perception of colors.  Brandon Sanchez; Optometrist

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun can damage the eyelids, cornea, and lens inside the eye. Sunglasses rated at UV400 or higher block 99.9% of UV rays. Children should also wear sunglasses to maintain optimum eye health.