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New EyeFiles Video on How Computer Use Can Affect Children’s Vision

Have you ever flown on an airplane? While watching the luggage come and go, you’ve probably noticed that all of the workers have large earmuffs on. Why earmuffs in Florida? They wear them because the planes are loud! Workers at airports need to protect their ears so the noise won’t hurt them and cause hearing problems.

Workers in offices also have to be careful, not usually from loud noise but from computer use. Just like repeated exposure to loud noise can cause hearing problems, long hours focusing on the computer or digital device can cause eyestrain and vision problems. This is called Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) and it can lead to problems like watery, irritated eyes, headache, neck pain, and reduced efficiency at work.

Every day, I talk to patients who deal with computer vision syndrome, and I recommend ways that they can protect their eyes and vision. The right computer set up and lighting is important. Taking breaks is important. For some people, I prescribe computer vision glasses to help relieve eyestrain. You can read more about this in an article I wrote for Mashable called 5 Important Tips for Better Eye Heath in a Digital World.

But protecting our eyes and ears is not just for adults or just for work. In fact, children may be even more susceptible to certain problems than adults because they are still growing and developing. And increasingly, much of their work AND play takes place on digital devices, so parents need to be aware of how computers can affect their children and their eyes.

I’m happy to share that VSP Vision Care has a new EyeFiles video out specifically about computer vision syndrome and children:

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For more specific information, check out this handy Question and Answer handout that I helped VSP Vision Care create to accompany the video. It discusses:

  • What digital eyestain is
  • How it can affect kids
  • What the symptoms are
  • Steps parents can take to reduce symptoms

If you have any questions or concerns about how the computer or handheld device is affecting your children’s eyes, please stop by or call us. You can also read previous CVS blog posts here.

Dr. Nate

Nathan Bonilla-Warford, OD
Bright Eyes Family Vision Care
Located in the Westchase area of Tampa.
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TEDx Talk on Community and Social Media

Dr Nate Bonilla-Warford at TEDx

UPDATE: It seems the video has been made private. I have no idea why. I’ll contact TED and see if I can find out. -Dr. Nate

Woohoo! My TEDx PalmaCeia talk about building community with social media is up on Youtube. This was a great experience and I am happy and honored to have been involved.

Here is a very brief outline of my talk:

  • What an optometrist is
  • Value of building business by supporting others
  • Relationships at the individual level
  • Relationships at the business-to-business level
  • Relationships at the community level
  • Relationships at the global level
  • Importance of ideas, trust, relationships in community development

Also, check out the other talks at Tedx PalmaCeia by Michelle Northrup, Kim Randall, Mark Katz,Chris Blackerby, and Nile Nickel. Especially check out the talk by the organizer of the event Chris Krimitsos!

I’m pretty excited about this. Let me know what you think!

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Nathan Bonilla-Warford, OD
Bright Eyes Family Vision Care
Located in the Westchase area of Tampa.
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Why Do I Have a Hyphenated Last Name?

qmThis is probably the most common non-vision-related question that I get asked. People who haven’t met me sometimes think that I am a woman, due to the hyphenated name. Those who have met me might wonder just how much Hispanic heritage I have, since Bonilla is a Hispanic name and I do not look Hispanic.
So here is the story: Before Cristina and I got married, I was Nathan James Warford and she was Cristina Michelle Bonilla. I am of mixed Anglo background and Cristina is 100% Puerto Rican. When we got engaged, we took each other’s name and we are now both “Bonilla-Warford”

In some ways this is nice. The idea was to have the name represent that we were equals in the marriage. And Bonilla-Warford has a better “flow” than “Warford-Bonilla.” Also, while neither Bonilla or Warford is particularly rare, I am confident that we are the only “Bonilla-Warfords” around.

However, there are downsides. Nobody can pronounce it. (It is pronounced: Bo NEE Ya WAR ford.) Nobody knows whether to file my info under B or W. (It is B.) And it’s really is hard to remember. So I just have people call me Dr. B., or Dr. Nate.

So that is the answer. Be well!
Dr. Nate

Nathan Bonilla-Warford, OD
Bright Eyes Family Vision Care
Located in the Westchase area of Tampa.

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