Digital Eye Strain in Carlsbad

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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.

At David W Stemley, OD, Inc., we can offer relief for your tired eyes from screen overload! Please contact us if you are experiencing any symptoms of digital eye strain. 

Symptoms of Digital Eye Strain

The following are common symptoms of digital eye strain: 

  • Sore, burning, or itching eyes
  • Watery or dry eyes
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Headache
  • Light Sensitivity
  • Eye fatigue 

What Causes Digital Eye Strain? 

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 timeTablets 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.

Prevention of Digital Eye Strain 

At David W Stemley, OD, Inc., we recommend frequent breaks away from your digital devices. These short pauses can significantly lessen your eye strain 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: 

  • Blink often to refresh your eyes.
  • Adjust the lighting and try to reduce glare.
  • Adjust your monitor.
  • Adjust your screen settings.
  • Take a quick stretch break.

Freedom From Digital Eye Strain 

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. 

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You can find us on El Camino Real in Carlsbad, nestled between CVS and Baskin Robbins. 

  • 2540 El Camino Real, Suite B
  • Carlsbad, CA 92008

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

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