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Digital Eye Strain

If you are at risk of developing digital eye strain, please speak to your optometrist during your next appointment to discover what steps you can take to safeguard your eye health, vision, and comfort.

Symptoms of Digital Eye Strain include:

  • Tired eyes
  • Burning eyes
  • Trouble focusing or switching gaze
  • Blurry vision
  • Double vision
  • Red eyes
  • Twitching eyelids
  • Headaches
  • Neck and shoulder pain
How to Prevent Digital Eye Strain
The best thing you can do to prevent digital eye strain to give your eyes frequent breaks. To do this, the American Optometric Association suggests following the 20/20/20 rule:  Make sure you take a break every 20 minutes and shift your gaze to an object that is at least 20 feet away and gaze at it for at least 20 seconds.  If you spend a lot of time using digital devices, either at work or at home, you may want to consider investing in glasses or contact lenses designed to reduce digital eye strain.  These glasses and contact lenses feature specialized tints, coatings, designs, or powers that reduce glare and filter out blue light, maximizing your visual abilities and your visual comfort.
Do you think you might suffer from digital eye strain? Speak to your optometrist during your next appointment and discover what you can do to keep your eyes happy and healthy.