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Located at 603 Kirby Road

Located at 603 Kirby Road

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FAQ

Q: Why does allergy season affect my eyes?
A: It’s that time of the year for allergies, and for those who suffer, it’s more than just sneezing. It can mean months of itchy, watery, and puffy eyes. Because many of the allergens are in the air, they easily get into the eyes and cause problems. For many people, a sudden case of red and watery eyes can feel like an infection when really it’s just allergies. Eye allergies, known as “allergic conjunctivitis”, can often be treated with over the counter medication, but for some, it is not enough. Let us help you manage your allergies this season.

Q: I work all day on my computer. How can I reduce the strain to my eyes?
A: Usually we recommend that the height of the monitor should be level with the tip of your nose. The screen should be 26 - 30 inches away from your eyes. You can prevent glare from the screen and the harmful effects of blue light by wearing anti- glare lenses and Blue light protection . In addition you should follow the 20-20-20 rule; For every 20 minutes of computer use, you should take a break for 20 seconds by looking at an object that is 20 feet away from you. If you feel that your eyes are suffering from computer use, please call to make an appointment so we can evaluate your condition.

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We have made the difficult decision to close our office until further notice after the CDC’s recent recommendation to postpone all routine eye care visits. We are urging all patients to practice social distancing to help flatten the curve and prevent hospital overcrowding. We appreciate your understanding as we try to protect our staff and patients during this uncertain time.

**If you are an established patient having an ocular emergency (new flashes or floaters, severe eye pain, foreign body/trauma, sudden vision loss, new double vision, or severe light sensitivity) please call the office and leave a voicemail including your name, date of birth, and phone number and we will call you back as soon as possible.**

***If you are an established patient and you urgently need contacts please visit yourlens.com/seabrookeyecenter (or click on the “order contacts online” button below) and register to order. We are extending prescriptions as needed.***