COVID - 19 Update

We are open and seeing patients on a limited schedule.

At Macy Eye Center, our top priority is protecting the health and safety of our patients, visitors and staff. We are happy to answer any questions or concerns about coming in to the office.

THE STATE AND CITY GUIDELINES NOW PERMIT US TO RETURN TO THE OFFICE AND SURGICAL CENTERS UNDER STRICT SAFETY MEASURES.

We have instituted strict safety measures for the office as follows:

* Doctors and staff will be wearing KN95 masks and gloves. Patients will also be required to wear a mask. 

*Everyone entering the facility will be required to have a temperature check, including all staff members. 

* Hand sanitizers will be placed throughout the facility.

* We will be limiting the number of patients in the office and the waiting area. Please do not bring visitors unless you need assistance.

*Breath shields have been installed on all our slit lamps to provide a barrier while examining your eyes.

*A deep cleaning in the exam rooms will be performed after every patient.

Stay Well and we will see you soon under the safest circumstances possible!

In order to ensure that all our patients have access to the care they need, Dr. Macy will be offering virtual consultations. If you would like to schedule a consultation or have any questions, please contact us at 310-657-2777 or send us a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Achieving Harmony between Your Eyes and Your Computer Screen

Since complaints of eye discomfort and fatigue are becoming more frequent as computer use becomes more frequent, safety concerns are receiving more attention. There is no convincing evidence that VDTs (video display terminals or "monitors") are harmful to the eyes.

The amount of ultraviolet radiation produced by VDTs is a small fraction of that produced by fluorescent lighting. The levels of radiation emitted are well below those required to produce cataracts or other eye damage even after a lifetime of exposure. If your computer work is associated with eyestrain, such as irritation, fatigue, headache, and difficulty focusing, a systematic search for the cause should be made with the assistance of your ophthalmologist.


The office workstation was usually designed for desk work without consideration for the specific needs of the computer. The screen is often placed a little farther away than one would normally read. The top of the screen is placed at or slightly below eye level. Written materials should be as close to the screen as possible to minimize head movements and focusing changes.


Lighting should be arranged to minimize reflection and glare. In contrast to desktop work, overhead office lighting diminishes the clarity of the VDT. While dimming room light as much as possible would be beneficial, altering office illumination may not be practical. Extending an awning or hood from the top of the monitor and neutral density or micromesh filters for the screen may help. An adjacent task light for written materials minimizes glare.


The VDT screen must be kept in proper focus. Since the screen is usually placed farther and higher than the usual reading distance, different glasses or contact lenses may be necessary. Even individuals who do not normally wear glasses may find them beneficial. Computer bifocals, with the top of the lens designed for the computer screen and the bottom of the lens designed for nearer printed materials, are becoming increasingly popular. When visiting the ophthalmologist, information regarding the layout and dimensions of your workstation allows proper calculation of the lens power that will work best for you.


Sometimes overlooked, the computer work environment requires a fairly unchanging body, head and eye position which can be fatiguing. Frequent eye blinking, artificial tears for lubrication and periodic rest breaks are important.

Jonathan Isaac Macy, MD

Macy Eye Center

Dr. Jonathan Isaac Macy is considered a leader in laser cataract surgery and LASIK. A clinical professor of ophthalmology at both USC and UCLA, Dr. Macy provides his extensive expertise to patients in the greater Los Angeles, CA, area. He is affiliated with professional organizations, including:

  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery
  • California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
  • American Healthcare Professionals and Friends For Medicine in Israel

To schedule an appointment with our ophthalmologist, contact us online or call (310) 657-2777.

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