Digital Eye Strain in
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Your Screentime Can Cause Eye Irritation

There’s no denying it: This world has gone digital. Every day, more and more people turn to tablets, smartphones, and computers to get connected. We work, live, and play on our screens. And although convenient, this screen dependence can lead to digital eye strain

Digital eye strain is sometimes referred to as computer vision syndrome. It’s a group of vision-related issues that occur after the extended use of digital screens. 

If you have been seeking relief for your tired, strained eyes, contact the team at Mission Optometry. We have a variety of treatment options available. You don’t need to suffer!

Explaining Digital Eye Strain 

If you focus on an object or a task for an extended period can lead to eye strain. Possible causes of eye strain include: 

  • Driving for long distances 
  • Exposure to bright lights or glare
  • Lengthy periods in dim lighting  
  • Exhaustion  
  • Reading for prolonged periods 

If your symptoms arise after extended digital screen use, the condition is referred to as digital eye strain. Tablets and computers make high demands on your eyesight. Poor posture, ergonomics, glare from your screen, and your viewing distance can also contribute.

Symptoms of Digital Eye Strain 

The most common symptoms of digital eye strain include

  • Frequent headaches
  • Sore, tired eyes
  • Burning, itchy eyes
  • Watering or dry eyes
  • Blurred vision 
  • Double vision
  • Light sensitivity 

Helpful Hints 

Experts recommend the 20-20-20 rule to help relieve digital eye strain: every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds. These frequent breaks can help provide relief by relaxing your eyes. So, take a coffee break. Doctor’s orders! 

Here are some additional tricks to help manage your symptoms: 

  • Adjust the height of your monitor to relieve stress on your neck. 
  • Desk Yoga
  • Adjust the light in your room to match the screen.
  • Reduce glare by positioning your device away from bright lights.
  • Blink often to keep your eyes hydrated. 

Say Goodbye to Strained, Tired Eyes 

The great news is that digital eye strain has no long-term consequences for your vision. All it takes is a few simple changes to find relief. 

If you follow our trick and don’t notice any changes, contact the team at Mission Optometry. Some eye conditions do have similar symptoms to digital eye strain. Book an eye exam, and we can help find the cause of your discomfort and provide proper treatment.

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Our practice is in the Lake Elsinore Town Center shopping plaza between the Threading Lounge and Union Acupuncture Clinic. We offer plenty of parking with accessible options out front.

  • 32245 Mission Trail, Suite D4
  • Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

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