Digital eye strain – also known as computer vision syndrome – is high on the list of priorities for eye care professionals who are seeing it more often, in addition to blue-light related symptoms.
With technology and digital devices dominating our modern world, just two hours a day of screen time can lead to general discomfort and fatigue around the eyes, as well as to more serious and long-term vision problems.
Your eyes are constantly working to ensure the images you see are clear and sharp. When you stare at a screen, your eyes don’t get a break and can easily become strained and fatigued. People also blink less when using a computer or electronic device, which can cause dry eyes.
The most common physical effects of digital strain include:
Being aware of your environment and taking steps to correct certain behaviours will have a positive impact toward easing your symptoms.
The following are a few ways to protect yourself from digital eye strain:
If these lifestyle changes still aren’t doing to the trick, or if you have concerns about your eye health, request an appointment to see Dr. Toor for a comprehensive eye exam. He’d be happy to advise you on specific treatments that may help further alleviate your symptoms.
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