Computer Eye Strain

What Is Computer Eye Strain?

Computer eye strain is categorized by a group of symptoms that result from elongated exposure to digital screens. This includes television screens, computer screens, phone screens, and even tablets. Research shows that between 50% and 90% of people who work at a computer screen have at least some symptoms.

However, working adults aren’t the only ones who can be affected by computer eye strain, children who stare at devices throughout the day often have issues, too, especially if the lighting and their posture are less than ideal.

Frequent Symptoms:

  • Physical fatigue
  • Sore neck
  • Headache
  • Eye twitching
  • Red eyes
  • Watery or dry eyes
  • Sensitivity to light

How To Treat It:

Computer eye strain glasses are available for digital eye strain, but there are simple tricks and tips that can be done to combat the eye condition that don’t require a new set of glasses.

  • Follow the 20-20-20 rule: look 20 feet away for 20 seconds every 20 minutes
  • Reduce overhead lighting to eliminate glare and ensure proper lighting in work environments
  • Position yourself at arm’s-length away from the computer screen
  • Increase the text size on devices to avoid squinting and better define the content on the screen
  • Blink more often
  • Consider upgrading your computer display to LCD
  • However, if you can’t help how long you’re required to be on digital screens, ask us about our High Definition Glasses specifically made to reduce computer eye strain and improve accuracy for extended periods of time. Make an appointment today. Scheduling An Eye Exam

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