Avoid Digital Eye Strain
If you spend time using a digital screen, whether it’s a cell phone, a computer, or a TV, you may have noticed that your eyes feel uncomfortable and tired afterwards. This is known as digital eye strain, and it can affect anyone.
We can help you find relief. Book an appointment with us at Compass Eye care to learn how to avoid digital eye strain.
What Is Digital Eye Strain?
Digital eye strain, sometimes called computer vision syndrome, is a condition caused by digital device use that affects your eye health and vision.
While digital eye strain can affect everyone differently, most people experience symptoms after spending a long period using a digital screen. Common symptoms include:
- Blurred vision
- Double vision
- Dry eye
- Eye discomfort
- Eye fatigue
- Eye itching
- Eye redness
- Eye tearing
What Causes Digital Eye Strain?
When you view a digital screen, your eyes may have to work harder to see properly. Adding to this, there are several factors that can make it even harder for your eyes to focus when looking at a screen, including:
- Screen glare or poor lighting
- Poor posture
- Viewing a screen at the wrong distance and angle
- Other vision problems
How Can I Protect My Eyes?
Digital eye strain can be avoided by spending less time viewing digital devices, but it can be difficult to cut out screen time altogether. At Compass Eye Care, we can help you combat your symptoms by assessing your vision, understanding your vision needs, and making customized recommendations, which may include:
- Viewing screens in proper light
- Using an anti-reflective or anti-glare display
- Eating a healthy diet
- Adjusting the brightness on your device settings
- Following the 20-20-20 rule when looking at a screen
Find Relief Today
Digital eye strain symptoms may be temporary, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore them.
At Compass Eye Care, we can help your eyes remain comfortable when using a digital screen. Book an appointment with us today to get the assistance you need!
Our practice is located on the corner of Madison Street and S East Avenue in Oak Park, Illinois. We have parking available directly in front of our practice.
If you’re having trouble finding us, feel free to give us a call!
- 603 Madison St.
- Oak Park, IL 60302
- Phone: 708.383.2150
- Fax: 708.383.2553
- Email: [email protected]
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Thursday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Friday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Saturday: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed