For all the years that Dr. Bladh has been doing Sports Vision Training, we have wanted to have a product that we can use to see from the athlete's perspective; Google Glass has filled that void. Before Glass we had to tape a video camera on our athlete's head while they did drills and... let's just say it wasn't working out. We're very excited to announce that we just purchased a pair of Google Glass to use for our athletes so we can see the tendencies they have while doing drills, performing on the field, etc. This technology will give us real world Point-of-View (POV) so we can not only show the athlete what they might be doing wrong, but also use it in other types of training to help others avoid mistakes to make them more efficient. We'll release more videos as they come available with our athletes and their drills, but for now we just wanted to let our patient base and athletes know it's here and we can't wait to use it on them. We head to Spring Training in a couple of weeks and can't wait to have our guys use them before the season starts! A big thank you to @socalsteve9 for the picture above while we train our athlete Daniel Robertson from the A's.
Everyone seems to be staring at a screen these days, whether their computer, their smartphone or another digital device. The stress it puts on your eyes can cause a condition called "digital eye strain" (DES) or "computer vision syndrome" (CVS) . Symptoms include eye fatigue, dry eyes, blurred vision, headaches, neck and shoulder pain, red eyes, and eye twitching. How To Protect Your Eyes While You Work Below are a few things you can do to lower your risk or mitigate any discomfort associated with DES. 1. See your eye doctor for a comprehensive eye exam This is one of the most important things you can do to prevent or treat symptoms associated with computer vision syndrome. During your eye doctor’s appointment, make sure to speak with Dr. Bladh about your working habits, including the frequency and length of time you use a computer and other devices at work and at home. If you get a chance before you come, measure the distance between your eyes and your comp
If you've spent time at Dr. Bladh's office, you know what anti-reflective (A/R) coating is and does. Back in the early days of optometry, A/R coating was primarily used to get rid of glare when taking pictures and get a clearer view of the world through your lenses. Both solid reasons to commit to adding this product onto your glasses, but there were some flaws. Typically, the lenses were hard to keep clean and often times the coating would peel after several months so scientists went back to the lab and developed newer technology to combat those problems. After perfecting the anti-reflective product, laboratories started to add other benefits to the coating (insert blue-light filters). The most recent advancement has come with the recent COVID-19 pandemic as a way to defend your eyes from harmful blue light rays as well as BACTERIA! Yes you read that correctly; the new blue-light A/R coating has been ISO-certified as anti-bacterial technology. Sound like a gimm
We all experience the occasional eyelid twitch , which is when the muscle of the eyelid spasms involuntarily. Usually, it comes and goes without intervention and while sure, it can be irritating, is a twitching eyelid ever something to be concerned about? An eyelid twitch, also known as a myokymia, can affect the upper or lower lid and usually lasts for at least a few seconds and then may continue off and on for a few minutes. Usually unpredictable, twitching episodes can last several days and sometimes they may go away and then return weeks or months later. Causes of Eyelid Twitching Although they may be bothersome, most eyelid twitches are nothing to cause concern and usually resolve on their own. However, in some rare cases, they may be a sign of a more serious problem, especially if they are accompanied by other symptoms - we will discuss this further below. Some known causes of eyelid twitches include: Fatigue or lack of sleep Stress Eye irritation or dry eyes