We’ve all been there: after many hours grinding away at your computer you find yourself struggling to focus. Your eyes are tired, itchy, and you’ve got a bit of a headache coming on. You may not even realize that the symptoms you are experiencing are indicative of digital eye strain!
These symptoms aren’t as a result of digital devices so much as they are a result of the way we use them. Your eyes tend to have an ideal focal point of about 90 centimetres in front of you. Most people sit too close to their computers or hold their smartphones too close to their eyes.
In most cases, modifying your environment and how you use your digital devices will alleviate symptoms of digital eye strain.
Steps to take when using devices with screens:
If making some environmental and lifestyle changes just aren’t cutting it, come see us. We’ll perform an in-depth exam to determine if your symptoms are indicative of digital eye strain or if they’re a byproduct of something else.
Depending on the outcome of the exam, we may recommend several different treatment options.