Tablets, computers, and smartphones link us to the rest of the world, and it’s no secret that we spend a large portion of the day connected to our screens. The convenience of digital life is unparalleled, but it can lead to digital eye strain.
However, most symptoms of digital eye strain have no long-term consequences for your vision.
Eye strain occurs when you focus on an object or task for an extended time. You can get eye strain from driving long distances or getting lost in a good book for too long!
Your symptoms may be referred to as digital eye strain if you spend time on a screen for a prolonged period of time. Tablets and computers can put a lot of demand on your eyes. Viewing distances and angles, the glare of the monitor, and poor posture and ergonomics can contribute to your symptoms.
The 20-20-20 rule can also provide relief. Every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away for 20 minutes.
To help manage your symptoms, remember to:
Although some simple methods help relieve digital eye strain, it is essential to note that some symptoms can resemble symptoms for other eye conditions. We recommend contacting us at David W Stemley, OD, Inc. for an appointment. We can help to identify the cause of your eye strain and provide you relief.