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
- Driving for long distances
- Exposure to bright lights or glare
- Lengthy periods in dim lighting
- 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
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:
Say Goodbye to Strained, Tired Eyes
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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