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Dry, Itchy Eyes? Your Smartphone Could Be to Blame

From the Show: Staying Well
Summary: If your eyes feel irritated, itchy or dry at the end of the day, your technological devices may be to blame.
Air Date: 10/4/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Richard A. Norden, MD
NordenLeading Eyecare Specialist and Celebrity LASIK surgeon and Founder of NORDEN Laser Eye Associates, Dr. Norden specializes in LASIK and other corneal procedures, and also offers eye treatments like the Ulthera non-surgical brow-lift and Botox/Fillers to enhance the appearance of the eyes after LASIK surgery.

In addition to the state of the art facility offering top care and comfort, the highly trained and experienced staff at NORDEN Laser Eye Associates provides incomparable care through thoroughly individualized treatment options, ensuring the best possible laser vision correction available.
Dry, Itchy Eyes? Your Smartphone Could Be to Blame
Texting and playing games on your smartphone, streaming movies on your tablet and the hours spent behind your work desk staring at a computer screen are all examples of how technology has become a part of your everyday life.

Unfortunately, they may be doing some harm to your eye health.

If your eyes feel irritated, itchy or dry at the end of the day, your technological devices may be to blame.

New research shows that an estimated 3.2 million women and 1.7 million men over the age of 50 suffer from dry eye symptoms each year. Now ophthalmologists are seeing the same symptoms in younger generations and are blaming the use of technology.

Eye Care Specialist and LASIK surgeon, Dr. Richard Nordan, shares why your smartphone and other technological devices can affect your vision, as well as how to prevent symptoms before they become a serious issue.