What Does Digital Eye Strain Mean?
So many of us spend a lot of our time in front of a screen, whether for work or entertainment, or both. Unfortunately, all this screen time can lead to eye discomfort and vision-related issues under the umbrella of digital eye strain.
With some in-office education and at-home methods, we can help you restore optimal eye comfort while using your screens. Come in for an eye exam for an evaluation of your condition and we’ll create a custom course of action.
Check Yourself for Symptoms
There’s a very good chance that you’re viewing these words on a screen. So, let us ask you: how’s your posture? Do your eyes feel comfortable? Screen yourself for the following symptoms of digital eye strain:
- Eye strain
- Blurred vision
- Dry or red eyes
- Neck, shoulder, or back pain
Simple Solutions to Reduce Digital Eye Strain
We know that digital eye strain happens due to prolonged screen exposure. But the effects can be more significant depending on how the body adapts and the environment you’re in during screen use. What do we mean by this? Your posture, blinking frequency, and lighting can all contribute to your symptoms. Here are some ways to find relief from digital eye strain.
Integrate the 20-20-20 Rule
An effective way to give your eyes a break from digital eye strain comes from the 20-20-20 rule. It’s easy: take a break from your screen every 20 minutes to look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds. Give it a try!
Eat & Sleep Well
This recommendation is true across the health spectrum, and it’s not exclusive to your eyes. Still, it’s worth mentioning that particular foods and supplements can bolster your eye health. Also, getting at least 7 solid hours of sleep allows your eyes to heal themselves. Hot tip: try to avoid looking at screens at least an hour before you go to sleep.
Improve Your Workspace
An ergonomic office setup can help prevent strain on your eyes and body. If you can adjust your workspace, elevate your monitor or laptop to just below eye level. Additionally, it should sit 20 to 26 inches away from your face. You don’t want to be hunched over or straining your neck to view your screen.
Restore Eye Comfort
If you suspect that you struggle with digital eye strain, stop by for some guidance on how to reduce its effects. We don’t expect you to stop using screens, so why not get some tips on how to use them without taking a toll on your vision and comfort.
Find Us in Yorba Linda
We’re located in the northwest corner of the East Lake Village Center off Village Center Drive. There’s plenty of parking around our building for your convenience.
- 20399 Yorba Linda Boulevard
- Yorba Linda, CA 92886
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