An Age-Old Affliction with a Modern Twist
Eye strain isn’t a new phenomenon. For centuries, tasks like reading in low light conditions or long hours focusing on detailed or close-up work have led to strained eyes. In recent years, however, our screen use has jumped in both our professional and personal lives. It’s estimated that 50% of computer users experience symptoms of digital eye strain. But you don’t have to live with it—combat digital eye strain with help from your eye care team.
Managing Digital Eye Strain
Thankfully, digital eye strain isn’t permanent. It’s typically alleviated when you give your eyes a break. You can take care of many digital eye strain symptoms with easy management tips.
However, any visual problems or distortions should be checked by a professional. Come see us to keep your eyes healthy and make sure your glasses work for you.
Don’t let your work environment interfere with your eyes. To prevent digital eye strain, adjust your workspace.
- Make the font on your screen larger
- Avoid glare on your screen
- Maintain proper posture with your feet evenly on the floor & back straight
- Keep your screen an arm’s length away and just below eye level
The 20-20-20 Rule
The 20-20-20 rule offers an easy eye strain fighting option: after 20 minutes of focused work, take a 20-second pause and focus on something 20 feet away. A break is beneficial when using digital devices.
Use Appropriate Glasses
An out-of-date prescription may add more strain to your eyes. After your next eye exam, ask your optician if any particular lenses or coatings may help you remain comfortable during screen use.
You can find our practice near the historic downtown Riverside, California. If you have any trouble finding us, give us a call!
- 4605 Brockton Ave, Suite 100
- Riverside, CA 92506
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- Monday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed