Manage Digital Eye Strain Bit by Bit
Screens are part of our day-to-day lives.
Constantly looking at screens can leave our eyes feeling tired, irritated, and strained.
Fortunately, there are strategies and treatments to help you alleviate symptoms of digital eye strain. We’re here to help. Contact us or book an appointment today.
Digital Eye Strain
Digital eye strain causes your eyes to feel dry and fatigued after prolonged screen time.
We all blink significantly less when staring at a screen (about half as much as we should) while trying to focus on one point and probably not taking enough breaks. Digital eye strain can happen to anyone who uses a digital device, such as a smartphone or laptop.
The common signs and symptoms of digital eye strain include:
- Back, neck, or shoulder pain
- Dry or watery eyes
- Burning or itching
- Light sensitivity
- Blurred or double vision
- Difficulty concentrating
Prevention & Treatment
Get proactive about digital eye strain with a few simple techniques to give your eyes a well-deserved rest.
The 20-20-20 Rule
Use the 20-20-20 rule every day to help manage digital eye strain. Every 20 minutes, take 20 seconds to stare at something 20 feet away from you. This gives your eyes time to fully relax.
Adjust Your Desk
Adjust the brightness and contrast on your monitor as needed and reconfigure your monitor to reduce glare. You can also move your screen slightly below eye level to help manage eye strain.
There is eyewear available with special coatings specifically designed for prolonged computer use. These special lenses help mitigate the amount of harsh light reaching your eyes from a screen, which helps your eyes focus for longer.
Conquer Digital Eye Strain
Contact our team today to learn more about how we can help you manage digital eye strain.
Elite Vision Consultants is located in Crown Point, on the corner of North Main Street and West Robinson Street. There is street parking available directly in front of our office. If you’re having trouble finding us, please don’t hesitate to give us a call!
- 123 N. Main St, Suite 102
- Crown Point, IN 46307
- Monday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Thursday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Friday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
Specialty Contact Lenses
For patients with health conditions or hard-to-fit eyes, we offer a range of specialty contact lenses.
Emergency Eye Care
If you’re having an emergency, it’s important to seek help right away. At Elite Vision Consultants, we’re here to help.
We offer high-quality eye exams for the whole family. An eye exam is the first step in preserving your vision and improving your eye health.