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Screen Out Digital Eye Strain

Many people experience sore or tired eyes after long periods of screen time. These symptoms may stem from a condition known as digital eye strain or computer vision syndrome.

Digital eye strain can affect anyone and may also cause additional discomfort for those with existing vision problems. Your local Total Vision practice can provide advice and support to help you reduce digital eye strain’s effects.

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What Are the Symptoms of Digital Eye Strain?

The following symptoms are common in early cases of digital eye strain:

  • Blurry vision
  • Red eyes
  • Burning eyes
  • Neck or shoulder pain
  • Headaches
  • Dry eyes

How is Digital Eye Strain Diagnosed?

During an eye exam, your Total Vision optometrist will ask you a series of questions about your screen time and computer use. They will also measure your visual acuity to look for inaccuracies in your prescription that might exacerbate digital eye strain symptoms.

Your eye doctor will also look for other eye or vision problems that can increase your risk for digital eye strain, including uncorrected refractive errors. Finally, they’ll examine the way your eyes work together when focusing on specific objects, including digital devices.

The goal of this exam is to confirm that you’re experiencing digital eye strain or have a different condition that requires an appropriate course of action.

Treatments for Digital Eye Strain

If you have digital eye strain, your Total Vision eye doctor may recommend any of the following approaches to help you achieve more comfort while working on a computer:

Computer Glasses & Contact Lenses

Many people view digital devices at short distances or awkward angles. Special glasses and contact lenses can help your eyes focus more effectively at these distances. These products may be more effective than bifocals or progressive lenses when it comes to focusing in this specific range and have been shown to potentially increase productivity.

Comfort or anti-fatigue lenses are a great option to help lessen strain on your eyes and keep them feeling relaxed and comfortable. They’re designed to be worn at work and at play, so you can use your digital devices without having to worry about headaches and tired, sore eyes.

Anti-reflective lens coatings can reduce the glare produced by digital devices. Specific tints may also help to reduce discomfort while looking at screens.

Practicing specific exercises can help relax your eye muscles and reduce your discomfort when using a computer. Eye exercises can also help you strengthen other key visual skills, improving your visual comfort and efficiency.

Take Your Life Back from Digital Eye Strain

The eye doctors at your local Total Vision practice are ready and waiting to help you overcome the challenges of digital eye strain. Find your location and contact them today.

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