Visual Optique Now Offering the Smart Vision Exam and On-Site Eyeglasses Prescriptions

After over 24 years of service to the Upper East Side, Visual Optique has now added eyeglasses prescriptions to the list of services their optical store provides. Visitors and residents can now get an updated prescription without leaving the store using the Smart Vision Exam.Read more

Smart Vision Labs and Kalmus Optical Working Together to Help Upper East Side Residents See Better

Established in 1949, Kalmus Optical continues to evolve with the times and the latest technology. Residents on the Upper East Side can now easily check their vision in less than five minutes and get an updated prescription with the new Smart Vision Exam.

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All I Want are Glasses—Not an Eye Exam!

By: Joyce Handzo

If your vision is a little blurry, it’s tempting to go to the store and buy an inexpensive pair of reading glasses. This may seem to solve the problem but ‘fixing’ your vision isn’t a do-it-yourself kind of project. An annual eye exam offers a more thorough look at your eyes and may uncover the real reason for that blurry vision.

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How Often Should You Have an Eye Exam?

Joyce Handzo

As a general rule, you should have a comprehensive eye exam every one or two years, but that may depend on your age, risk factors, and if you are already wearing corrective lenses. An eye exam can help diagnose and treat medical conditions in their early stages. There are also certain eye disorders that are frequently associated with age or health conditions. To ensure that you are taking the best care of your eyes, check out these recommendations for when to schedule your exams.Read more

Smart Vision Exams Now Available at Little Optical on Long Island

Customers of Little Optical in Amityville, NY can now easily check their vision in less than five minutes and get an updated prescription using Smart Vision Labs’ new telemedicine platform
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How Many Workers Miss Work Due to Eyestrain on the Job?

The Vision Council’s 2016 report, “Eyes Overexposed: The Digital Device Dilemma,” reports some troubling statistics about the eye strain that American workers are experiencing on the job. The report, based on a survey of more than 10,000 adults, reports that due to overuse of digital devices, 65% of American workers experience symptoms of eye strain that include:

  • Headaches
  • Dry, irritated eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Eye fatigue
  • Neck and back pain

How the Vision Council Defines Digital Eye Strain

The report states that digital eye strain is discomfort that is felt after two or more hours of using laptop or desktop computers, tablets, smartphones and e-readers. Different factors can affect the severity of the strain, including the proximity of the user to the screen and the amount of high energy visible light emitted by the screens that are being used.

But one thing is clear. People who use any of those devices for extended periods of time daily are at risk. And who uses electronic devices for long periods? Students do, and so do people at work.

How Many People Miss Work Due to Headaches?

We have not been able to find statistics about how many people miss workdays and hours due to all kinds of headaches. But here are some figures that apply to migraine headaches . . .

  • According to, 157 million work hours are missed by American workers every year due to migraine headaches alone.
  • According to the World Health Organization, 25 million work days or school days are missed in the United Kingdom every year due to migraines.

Those statistics, for migraines alone, show that businesses are losing a lot of money to eye strain. They are also failing to address a condition that affects workers’ overall health and job satisfaction.

What Is the Solution to Eyestrain on the Job?

A number of strategies can reduce eyestrain on the job, including . . .

  • Taking frequent breaks from using electronic devices
  • Reviewing and improving office lighting
  • Moving digital devices so they are not placed in front of bright windows
  • Teaching employees to adopt better posture and maintain an appropriate distance from screens
  • Adjusting screen brightness to a level that is high enough to promote easy viewing, but not so bright as to cause eye strain
  • Providing employees with healthcare plans that include vision exams, or giving those exams on the job as part of an employee wellness program

Provide Economical On-Site Vision Exams

If you would like to improve the comfort and well-being of your employees – and lower absenteeism too – contact Smart Vision Labs team and ask how you can offer your employees vision tests and 5-minute eyeglasses prescriptions at your location.

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