Digital eye strain is the fatigued sensation in the eyes following a long session in front of a digital screen. Our ocular systems can have trouble adjusting to today’s digital demands, which exposes our eyes to more and more devices and screens. Although modern lifestyles make computer screens a necessity, you don’t have to sacrifice visual comfort.
2020 EyeCare is focused on digital eye strain management. This relatively new eye condition requires adaptive testing practices from eye doctors who understand the vision demands in today’s society. If your eyes feel drained after a day at the office, it’s time to get them examined.
Also referred to as Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), digital eye strain affects more Americans than ever before. Remote workspaces, virtual meetings, and everyday social media keep our eyes glued to digital screens all week long!
Don’t brush off changes in your vision after a long session at the computer.
If you don’t currently use corrective eyewear, digital eye strain could be exaggerated with squinting and focus issues. You might struggle to see your screen in the first place because of an undiagnosed eye problem. Routine eye exams keep your prescription current and keep you aware of myopia.
Modern digital screens emit blue light. This type of light can affect your sleeping patterns and put stress on your eyes. 2020 EyeCare has a wide selection of frames that support blue light blocking lenses.
Reducing the amount of time you spend in front of a screen can sometimes feel impossible. But there are some ways to help manage CVS at home. If these tips aren’t helping at all, it’s best to speak to one of our eye doctors and get a comprehensive eye exam.
Posture can make a huge difference in the way your eyes and body feel after a computer session. Your computer screen should be at eye level, within an arm’s length (between 16-30 inches). Find a desk about 30 inches tall and set your computer screen to an 80-degree angle.
Your chair should be 16-20 inches tall, you need to sit up straight, and try using a footrest. If digital eye strain symptoms persist, it time for a comprehensive eye exam.
A simple tip that can greatly reduce the problems of overexposure to screens is the 20-20-20 rule.
Every 20 minutes, take a 20 second break, and look at something 20 feet away. That’s it. So take 20 seconds after reading this webpage.
Almost any modern device has a “night mode” or dark mode to reduce glaring blue lights. Your eyes will be thankful if you utilize this feature on all of your electronics.
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