The Downside of Too Much Screen Time

Our increasingly digital lives mean far more screen time than ever before, which has various effects on our bodies, including our eyes. If you spend much of your day in front of a screen and have symptoms like dry eyes, headaches, and blurry vision, you could have digital eye strain. You might not be able to avoid screen time altogether, but we can help you manage digital eye strain.

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How to Reduce & Prevent Digital Eye Strain

We offer management strategies at our office to help you reduce the symptoms of digital eye strain. In addition to our treatments, there are also various adjustments you can make to your workflow to lessen the impact of screens in your life.

The 20-20-20 Rule

Taking breaks from your computer is one of the best ways to reduce digital eye strain. The 20-20-20 rule is an easy way to remind yourself when you should be taking breaks from your computer or other digital devices. Every 20 minutes, make sure you look at something at least 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds. These visual breaks will give your eyes a much-needed rest and help reduce digital eye strain.

Digital eye strain is caused in part by blue light. In addition to causing digital eye strain, blue light is also linked to other issues like cataracts and insomnia. Blue light filtering glasses filter the harmful blue light produced by screens to help protect your eyes and your sleep. We offer blue light filtering lenses that can be edged into a variety of frames.