Digital eye strain, also referred to as computer vision syndrome, is the visual discomfort you may feel after spending too much time on an electronic device like a computer or smart phone. Your eyes may feel dry, heavy and sore. Read on as your reliable eye doctor from Six One Six Vision Center shares effective remedies for this problem.
Observe Proper Posture
Slouching makes it difficult to see your screen clearly, forcing your eyes to work harder. Sitting properly and observing proper posture relieves undue pressure on your eye muscles. We recommend investing in an ergonomic chair with a cushioned seat.
Use Computer Eyewear
Digital eye strain develops when you’re overexposed to high-energy visible light, like blue rays. Most electronic screens emit this kind of light. Wearing computer eyeglasses whenever you’re working on digital devices can help prevent computer vision syndrome.
Adjust Lighting Source
A work area or a screen that’s too bright may overwhelm your eyes, increasing your risk of developing computer vision syndrome. Working in an overly dark space can be harmful too. The best thing you can do is to adjust your screen brightness to match your surroundings. You should also purchase a floor or table lamp as a source of indirect light.
Remember the 20-20-20 Rule
Your trusted optometrist recommends the 20-20-20 rule. After every 20 minutes of work on an electronic device, rest your eyes on an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
For more effective ways to relieve digital eye strain, call us at (208) 214-5080. You may also complete our form to schedule an appointment. We serve Eagle, Meridian and nearby areas in Idaho.