Penry Routson … specialists in eyecare
For over 35 years we have been proud to offer all our patients the highest possible quality of eyecare and customer service to the communities of Warrnambool, Camperdown and surrounding areas.
The team at Penry Routson Optometrists have a passion for providing high quality customer service and a reputation for providing excellent eyecare and offering their clients a full range of eye wear.
At Penry Routson Optometrists we take a strong interest in how your vision plays a part in your everyday life. We provide comprehensive eye care services beginning with an eye health check and following up where necessary with further testing designed to meet the needs of everyone in your family, from babies to seniors.
Digital Eye Strain in children
One of the most common questions our optometrists get asked by parents is “should my child be spending less time on the iPad? Is it damaging their eyes?” While extended screen time has been linked with the development of short-sightedness, it is also causing children to suffer increasingly from “digital eye strain”. Symptoms of this can include eye fatigue, trouble focusing and dry, scratchy eyes.
When looking at iPads, phones and computers, we often don’t blink regularly or fully, causing the eye surface to dry out and become irritated. Digital eye strain has been reported in around 80% of children when using devices. One of the recommended tips for avoiding digital eye strain in both children and adults is the 20-20-20 rule. This means taking a 20 second break from screens every 20 minutes and looking at an object at least 20 feet (6 metres!) away.
Come in and see any of our optometrists and they will be able to provide more information regarding digital eye strain and how to minimize it.
Eye Care …… We Care
Our Optometrists are passionate about how your vision plays a crucial role in your everyday journey. All initial consultations are booked by our dispensing team who conduct a thorough questionnaire with all new patients. Practicing from two regional locations, Warrnambool and Camperdown, provides the wider community quality eyecare services. Penry Routson values the support from these communities and offer their support to local businesses.