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What Is Digital Eye Strain?

Digital eye strain, also known as computer vision syndrome, encompasses a variety of symptoms caused by using digital devices. If you’re in front of a computer, smartphone, or tablet for much of the day, you could have digital eye strain. 32.4% of Americans report experiencing the condition, with symptoms like dry eyes, eye irritation, headaches, and neck pain.

How to Reduce the Impact of Screens

While you might not be able to avoid screens altogether, there are a number of strategies and lifestyle changes that can help reduce digital eye strain. Blue light blocking glasses and simple changes to your work station can give your eyes a much-needed break.

Blue light filtering glasses block the blue light emitted by digital screens. Blue light can lead to digital eye strain and other symptoms like insomnia. Blue light filtering lenses shield your eyes from this type of light and can be customized to your prescription.

Desk ergonomics is arranging your workstation in a way that reduces strain on your eyes and body. To help prevent digital eye strain, make sure you’re facing your computer screen straight-on and that your neck is in-line with your torso, not jutting forward. Use a supportive chair that allows you to keep your elbows close to your body. Finally, the top of your computer screen should be at eye level or slightly below.

The 20-20-20 rule is a routine to follow that gives your eyes a break and helps to reduce digital eye strain. Every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break to look at something 20 feet away. This rests your eyes and gives your focusing muscles a break, helping to reduce the fatigue caused by looking at a computer screen.

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Our office is conveniently located in the Village Center Plaza, between GNC and Harris Teeter.

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42015 Village Center Plaza Ste 103
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