Total Vision Little Tokyo

Digital Eye Strain in
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Digital devices allow us to meet and talk to people from all over the world, look up information in the blink of an eye, play games, order food, and generally improve our lives. But, they can also cause vision problems

The average American spends almost the entirety of their workday in front of a screen in the office or working from home. And there’s a direct correlation between the amount of screen time and your level of eye discomfort. 

We need the convenience of digital devices, but we also need comfortable, clear vision. Contact us today and we’ll be happy to help you find modern solutions for managing your eye comfort.

What Is Digital Eye Strain?

Digital eye strain is also called computer vision syndrome. The symptoms can include:

  • Headaches
  • Shoulder or neck pain
  • Blurry vision
  • Dry eyes
  • General eye strain

The severity of these symptoms depends on just how much time you spend in front of your screen. Symptoms generally resolve on their own once digital device use has been stopped. But, once you pick the device back up again, they’re likely to return

Dry eyes can result from digital eye strain. It’s important to visit your optometrist to seek treatment for dry eye disease. 

Diminish Digital Eye Strain

Digital eye strain can be uncomfortable, but it’s unlikely you’ll stop using screens anytime soon. They’ve become a necessity for our modern age. To help reduce your digital eye strain symptoms, we offer a range of techniques.

If your symptoms occur quite frequently, we recommend speaking with our team to set up an eye exam. Eye exams can help reveal specific eye conditions that may be affecting your eye comfort.

Practice Proper Posture

Office ergonomics and proper posture can help ease discomfort felt by digital eye strain. Sit upright with your feet flat on the floor, and make sure your shoulders aren’t rounded or hunched.

Keep your head and neck aligned with your torso. Your device should be at eye level, and your keyboard and mouse should be within reach.

Increasing the font size on your digital device can help minimize eye strain. Turn down the brightness on your screen so it matches the lighting levels in the room.

Glare can also contribute to eye strain. Glasses with an anti-reflective coating can help keep glare away. You can also install anti-glare screens over your digital device’s display.

The 20-20-20 rule helps to relax your eyes. Look at something 20 feet away every 20 minutes for 20 seconds. This helps give your eyes a break, lets them refocus, and reduces strain.

Find Relief from Digital Eye Strain

If you experience discomfort when using a digital device, please visit your optometrist to determine if your symptoms are from digital eye strain or if they’re a result of a more serious condition.

Please book an appointment with Los Angeles EyeCare Optometry Group today, to discuss your digital device use.

Where to Find Us

Our practice is located in downtown Los Angeles in Little Tokyo, right across the street from Japanese Village Plaza.

We validate and pay for parking during your visit.

Our Address

  • 334-B E. 2nd St
  • Los Angeles, CA 90012

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