The Modern World’s Affect on Our Eyes
You don’t have to look far today to find a screen. We use them in our offices, schools, homes—most of us carry one around in our pockets in the form of a smartphone. Our digital devices add a level of connection and convenience to our lives, but they also impact our eyes.
Eye strain is nothing new—anything that requires intense visual focus can strain your eyes—but it’s been heightened in the digital age. If you’re experiencing digital eye strain, get in touch with See B. Seen Eyecare and see how we can ease the discomfort.
Digital Eye Strain’s Symptoms
Digital eye strain symptoms can leave you feeling worn out and unproductive. Watch for signs your eyes are overwhelmed by screen use, including:
- Blurred vision
- Double vision
- Dry eye
- Eye discomfort
- Eye fatigue
- Eye itching
- Watering eyes
- Neck and shoulder pain
Most of the time, these symptoms will resolve if you give your eyes a break, but they can sometimes indicate an underlying problem. Whenever you have new eye issues, visit your optometrist to rule out any eye diseases and ease your symptoms.
Tips to Help Ease Digital Eye Strain
Many areas of digital eyestrain can be managed by implementing a few tips that tweak your daily routine.
Focus on Ergonomics
Maintaining proper posture and an easy-to-use work setup can go a long way in easing the effects of digital device use. Try the following ergonomic tips:
- Make sure your screen is glare-free
- Sit with your feet firmly on the floor shoulder-width apart
- Maintain a straight back and shoulders
- Keep your screen an arm’s length away and just below eye level
- Adjust the contrast and brightness to suit you
The 20-20-20 Rule
The 20-20-20 rule is a simple way to give your eyes a rest: every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break, and focus your eyes on something 20 feet away.
Use the Right Glasses
If you need prescription glasses, be sure you’re using them when you’re using a digital device. An outdated prescription can cause trouble with your eyes and add to their workload. Come in for an eye exam to ensure your glasses work for you.
If you need a new pair of glasses, ask our eyewear professionals about special lens coatings that offer anti-glare or blue light blocking effects.
Don’t Delay Dealing with Digital Eye Strain
If you’re feeling the effects of digital devices on your eyes, come in to See B. Seen Eyecare + Optical Bar. We can guide you back towards comfort.
You can find our practice next to Main Squeeze Juice Co on Parkwood Avenue. If you have any trouble finding our office or have any questions before your visit, please give us a call.
- 1501 W Parkwood Ave, Ste 101
- Friendswood, TX 77546
- Phone: 281-612-6996
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed