Your Eyes Need Relief from Screen Time
The world is a digital place, and we spend a lot of time in front of our screens. We work hard and play hard with our digital devices, and sometimes our eyes can’t keep up with all the demands. When your eyes become exhausted from digital screens, it is called digital eye strain.
Treatment options for your eye strain are available at Dr. Henslick Vision Center. We can help your eyes feel comfortable in this increasingly digital world.
What is Digital Eye Strain?
When you work on a digital device or screen for an extended period, it can cause a condition called digital eye strain. This condition is sometimes referred to as computer vision syndrome.
Eye strain can develop even when you focus on one object or task for a prolonged period, including writing, reading, or even driving!
Eye strain symptoms may include:
- Irritated, red eyes.
- Watery or teary eyes
- Sore neck and shoulders
Relief is on the Way
Here are some tips to help manage your symptoms:
- Take some quick stretch breaks!
- Adjust the lighting in the room and attempt to reduce glare.
- Adjust the height of your monitor.
- Adjust your screen settings.
- Blink often to refresh your eyes.
The 20/20/20 Rule
Experts recommend the 20/20/20 rule as a short-term method to alleviate symptoms of digital eye strain: Every 20 minutes, look at an object 20 feet away for approximately 20 seconds. Taking regular breaks can help your eyes adjust and find relief.
Eye drops can be used to relieve symptoms of digital eye strain. It is essential to contact your optometrist before purchasing and using eye drops, as some brands may have ingredients not suitable for certain eye types.
Book Your Appointment Today
A few simple changes to your routine can help relieve the effects of digital eye strain. If you follow our tips and do not notice any changes to your eye strain, contact the Dr. Henslick Vision Center.
Digital eye strain has no long-term consequences for your eyes, but other eye conditions have similar symptoms. We can help identify the cause of your discomfort and provide swift and effective treatment.
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