8 Tips for Eye Health – Dr. Paul Karpecki

Jul 1, 2021 | aging, books, culture, Health, politics, seniors, technology

8 Tips for Eye Health – Dr. Paul Karpecki

The Not Old Better Show Interview Series

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show.  I’m Paul Vogelzang and as part of our science and healthy living series, today’s guest is Dr. Paul Karpecki, and we’re discussing a healthy vision for all, but focused on those of us over 60.

Did you know that nearly 65% of US adults complain of headaches, neck/shoulder pain, and eye strain when using digital devices, reading or doing detail work? Digital Vision Syndrome (DVS) is here and affecting thousands of us.

We are at an unprecedented and critical point when it comes to the impacts of increased screen time. As our lifestyle shifts more to work from home, it puts increased pressure on near vision demands, optometrists are reporting record numbers of patients seeking a solution.

In a recent study of over 110,000 patients, nearly two-thirds experienced painful symptoms often associated with eye misalignment. More than 55% of them experienced these symptoms on a daily basis. Optometrists across the nation are seeing an uptick of vision issues related to DVS including eye strain, which can lead to headaches, pain around the eyes and pain behind the eyes, as well as neck pain and other related problems.

Our guest today is Dr. Paul Karpecki, who has over 20 years of experience running some of the largest dry eye clinics in the United States. Dr. Paul Karpecki is a noted educator and author of over 1000 papers on the subject of Dry Eye Disease.  Dr. Karpecki currently serves as the Chief Clinical Editor for Review of Optometry, the most read journal in the profession. 

Please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show via internet phone, Dr. Paul Karpecki.

My thanks to Dr. Paul Karpecki.  Hopefully, today’s show will help you understand and consider the effects of Digital Vision Syndrome.  Remember to check out our website for more details about Dr. Paul Karpecki and Digital Vision Syndrome.   My thanks to you, my wonderful Not Old Better Show audience…be safe, and remember let’s Talk About Better.  The Not Old Better Show. Until next time, thanks, everybody.  Check out our new show on KSCW Radio, 103.1 FM Phoenix AZ every Saturday morning at 8:15 AM/PST, and, again, you can find links to listen to the show on KSCW on our website.