We are open and taking precautions to ensure the safety of our patients and staff, and curbside delivery of glasses and contacts are available.
The situation with the current public health concerns over the COVID-19 virus is one we are monitoring closely and we are following the guidance of local public health agencies.
To learn more about the use of and care for contacts during COVID-19, please read this article HERE
New Eastside Location: We have moved our Eastside office. The new address is 7402 E Broadway Blvd, southside of Broad between Pantano and Kolb, 1 mile west of old location.
To Dr. Swinford's Patients: We want to warmly welcome you to the practices of Dr. Hiscox. Please feel free to contact our offices so that we can take care of you.
Nothing is more important to us than your overall eye health. We offer comprehensive eye examinations that allow us to pinpoint any changes in your vision, then correct them with glasses, contacts, or a combination of both. We are able to detect or treat eye health and refractive conditions such as infections, ocular allergies, dry eye, glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and computer vision syndrome.
We have a full service optical and contact lens dispensary. Our staff has years of experience helping patients pick the right designs, materials, and coatings in order to optimize the vision through their glasses. These include a wide selection of lens designs and features including but not limited to; progressives or bifocal lens designs, anti-reflective, scratch resistant and UV coatings, photochromic lenses such as Transitions, polycarbonate, trivex, and high index materials, and many others.
With so many of us using computers at work, computer eye strain has become a major job-related complaint. Studies show that eye strain and other bothersome visual symptoms occur in 50 to 90 percent of computer workers.
These problems can range from physical fatigue, decreased productivity, and increased numbers of work errors, to minor annoyances like eye twitching and red eyes.
When you work at a computer for any length of time, it’s common to experience eye strain, blurred vision, red eyes, and other symptoms of computer vision syndrome (CVS). This is because the visual demands of computer work are unlike those associated with most other activities.
Computers, tablets, e-readers, smartphones, and other electronic devices with visual displays all can cause tired eyes, digital eye strain, and computer vision syndrome. And computer-related eye problems have become widespread: according to The Vision Council, nearly 70 percent of American adults experience some form of digital eye strain.
Q: What to do about tired eyes from too much reading and computer? — Teachers from Salter Elementary, Talladega, Alabama
A: This is really a common problem nowadays. See your eye doctor and get a computer vision correction that will help you focus more accurately and with less effort. When prescribed properly, these glasses also can help you read printed material with greater ease, and the lenses can have tints and coatings to make your eyes feel a lot better!