Are Your Eyes Exhausted?
Most of us have at least some screen time every day, but too much can tire out your eyes. If you experience discomfort or fatigue after watching TV or using a device, you might be one of the 65% of Americans suffering from symptoms of digital eye strain (DES).
DES can affect anybody, but symptoms tend to be more severe for those with uncorrected vision problems. At Foothill Optometric Group, we offer information and assistance for our patients with digital eye strain so they can enjoy their screen time again.
Factors Associated with Digital Eye Strain
Are You Blinking Enough?
Is Blue Light Keeping You Up?
Reducing Digital Eye Strain
The following strategies may help prevent DES:
- The 20-20-20 rule is intended to help the eyes relax periodically during screen use. To follow this rule, just look away from your screen every 20 minutes and focus on an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
- Wearing specialty glasses that bounce back blue light may promote better sleep quality for those who often use screens near bedtime.
Your optometrist can provide you with additional advice and custom strategies for reducing DES. Please contact us today, and book an appointment to learn more.