Digital Eye Strain

Digital Eye Strain is discomfort or irritation to your eyes from prolonged use of electronic devices. Any electronic device can cause eye strain: a laptop, desktop, tablet, mobile phone, e-reader, television, or video game. Keep in mind that harmful blue light is emitted by screens and can do long-term damage to your eyes as well. It is also known as asthenopia or computer vision syndrome.

Causes of Digital Eye Strain

Using electronic devices for too long without any breaks or using them incorrectly can result in strain to your eyes. Any device can cause eye strain or computer fatigue..

Symptoms of Digital Eye Strain

  • Dry, Red, Or Irritated Eyes
  • Back, Neck And Shoulder Pain
  • Headaches
  • Tired Eyes (Eye Fatigue)
  • Blurred Vision

Additional digital eye strain symptoms include squinting, leaning forward, or rubbing your eyes while using electronic devices. If you find yourself doing these while using devices but not much otherwise, you may have digital eye strain.

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Treatments of Digital Eye Strain

Resolving digital eye strain is thankfully easy to do with some basic precautions. The most obvious way to resolve digital eye strain is to reduce time spent on electronic devices. Easier said than done, however, so we have some other treatments as well.

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For any questions you may have concerning digital eye strain or digital eye strain treatments, contact our Calgary Optomery office today by phone at (403) 280-7518 or use our online contact form below.

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