Monday, April 16, 2018 12:29 AM
The optical industry is feeling the accelerating pace of change in our field. As we heard from Marge Axelrad in the opening remarks of the 2018 VM Summit, “competition can come from anywhere and everywhere—and it has.” A rapidly changing consumer mindset is bringing a new set of expectations to the vision care space, as explored by Erin Byrne and Jason Dorsey in the Leadership Challenge session.
Monday, April 11, 2016 12:29 AM
It’s a news story that has picked up steam in the past couple of years, especially as daily hours of “screen time” have reached near-double digits: all this reading, emailing, Tweeting, Facebook stalking, shopping and surfing is behind significant increases in cases of dry eye, visual fatigue, headaches and even ancillary issues such as strained necks and cramped wrists (back in the day, when keyboards on handheld devices prevailed, one might recall the widely-reported “Crackberry Thumb” syndrome).
Monday, April 11, 2016 12:25 AM
A study published in the U.K.’s Eye journal in January, 2016 titled “Low-energy Light Bulbs, Computers, Tablets and the Blue Light Hazard,” concludes that blue light is not a health concern. The study’s lead author, John O’Hagan, head of the Laser and Optical Radiation Dosimetry Group of Public Health England in Chilton, U.K. asserted, “Even under extreme long-term viewing conditions, none of the low energy light bulbs, computers, tablets and mobile phones we assessed suggested cause for concern for public health.”