Do you know that 97% of Americans now own a smartphone? And that 75% of Americans own a computer and 50% own a tablet? From phones and computers to tablets and TVs, it’s safe to say we all rely on our digital devices, whether for work, leisure, and everything in-between.
But even as these devices make many things in life more convenient, they also cause digital eye strain and symptoms like eye fatigue, blurred vision, or headaches. Because this condition is related to long-term device use, it can affect children as well as adults. However, eye strain rarely causes any long-term complications.
Our team at Golden Triangle Optometric Center is here to help you and your family regain your comfort while working, virtual learning, or enjoying your leisure time. Give us a call today and book an appointment!
Digital eye strain comes with a myriad of symptoms, some that are similar to other eye conditions. If you experience any of the following signs, please call us soon for an eye exam. We can rule out anything potentially more serious and can give you a reliable plan for avoiding digital discomfort in your day-to-day life:
Even though this condition is called “digital” eye strain, it’s really just eye strain associated with digital device use. You can experience eye strain while reading, writing, or driving for long periods as well, but digital screen use is one of the most common causes of eye strain.
This is because digital screens make our eyes work harder. Text on a screen is not as defined as text on paper, and contrast, brightness, glare, and reflections on a screen can make viewing difficult. Undiagnosed vision problems can also contribute to symptoms of digital eye strain.
You and your family can avoid digital eye strain by making some simple changes to your device use and workstation.
If you or your child experience digital eye strain, please call us to book an appointment. We’d love to help you find the solutions you deserve to continue using your devices with comfort.