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Digital Eye Strain

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We all know how it feels to be tired after a long day. In today’s digital world, you can spend hours staring at a screen, and your eyes can suffer as a result. 

At McCauley Celin Eyecare Associates, we know that digital eye strain can be stressful and uncomfortable to deal with. Our dedicated team strives to help you achieve some well-deserved relief.  

Book an appointment with us to learn more about digital eye strain and manage your symptoms today.

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What Is Digital Eye Strain?

Digital eye strain or computer vision syndrome is a vision-related problem resulting from extensive usage of digital screens with devices such as computers or phones. 

When working on a digital screen, your eyes work harder, and the presence of glare and reflections can make spending time in front of a screen for long hours difficult. The effects of digital eye strain can be made worse by preexisting vision issues such as uncorrected myopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia

Digital eye strain usually occurs when your eyes have to exert extra effort to maintain a clear image and don’t get the opportunity to rest. 

Common symptoms of digital eye strain include:

  • Eyestrain
  • Headaches
  • Dry eyes
  • Neck and shoulder pain 

These symptoms can be caused by various factors, including poor lighting and improper viewing distances.

Digital Eye Strain Treatment & Prevention

The first step in treating digital eye strain is visiting us for a comprehensive eye exam. During your exam, our team will review your symptoms and discuss what your day of screen usage looks like. 

Our comprehensive eye exam can help our doctors determine what the root of your discomfort may be and develop a treatment plan.When dealing with digital eye strain, there are some methods of treatment you can add to your daily schedule to assist in relieving symptoms.

Eye Drops

Usually, when you’re staring at a screen for long periods of time, whether for work or entertainment, your eyes will be in a state of intense focus and forget to blink. Not blinking enough can cause your eyes to dry out and become irritated.

Artificial tear eye drops are a great option to lubricate your eyes and provide some relief when this occurs.

Lighting can be essential to monitor when it comes to digital eye strain. If your workstation lighting is too dim or too bright, it can affect your eyes.

Ensuring that your screens are adequately lit can help to prevent squinting and straining your eyes. Glare can also contribute to eye strain, so getting that perfect lighting is crucial for your eye health.

A theme with digital eye strain is how getting lost in your work and sitting in front of your screen for long periods of time can strain and dry out your eyes. Focusing on your task is important, but it’s crucial that you allow your eyes to take a break.

The 20-20-20 rule can help give your eyes a break. To put the 20-20-20 rule into practice, you will:

  • Look away from your screen every 20 minutes.
  • Focus on something that is 20 feet away.
  • Look at your object of focus for at least 20 seconds.

At McCauley Celin Eyecare Associates, we provide various frames and specialty lenses to help you keep your eyes healthy. Wearing the proper eyewear can help reduce eyestrain, especially when you are working on a digital screen for long periods.

Special blue light glasses are just one of the ways you can protect your eyes from the blue light given off digital screens.

Taking a Break

Digital eye strain can cause discomfort, and practicing early prevention by monitoring your screen time can be one of the best ways to keep it under control.

Contact us to learn more about digital eye strain and book an appointment to explore your treatment options today.

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