Dr Thomas Gosling OD, optometrist: 1 interactive CET Point
The goal of this presentation is to show how the way we view the world has changed in a very short period of time. We will go through the new distances we view screens especially now that we carry around portable computers in our pockets, laptops and tablets in our backpacks. The increased visual demands from these devices is causing an epidemic of digital eye strain (DES), especially within our millennial generation.
This presentation goes through the symptoms of DES and explains why they occur. Reviews questions that should be asked about visual digital demands throughout the day. We will define DES and explain why this is just computer vision syndrome (CVS) on steroids.
We will go into the new lens genre of “boost” lenses that are designed with a small amount of relaxing power to help relieve the stress of DES throughout the day. I will explain how the lens manufacturers position their lens powers differently and how they suggest prescribing them.
Lastly, we will go into the subgroup that is best suited for “boost” lenses. This Millennial generation (born between 1980-2000- 18-38y.o.) is tech savvy and the largest group of our workforce. They are the most loyal once established, they are number one at referring friends and they are becoming the generation of biggest spenders. With the visual demand of digital devices only on the rise and technology constantly evolving, we need to be more aware of our patient’s needs. Looking more closely at our patient’s device usage and if symptoms of DES are present is key. When needed, this new group of “boost” lenses are the perfect fit.
This piece of CET is approved for Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians