Find Relief From Eye Strain
Whether it’s a phone, a computer, or a television, we all typically use a digital device at some point in our day. For instance, the average person spends between 2 to 6 hours a day on their phone, a habit that may affect our eye comfort and lead to digital eye strain symptoms.
At Charles Korth Optometry, we want your eyesight to go unnoticed and work well without discomfort. We’ll help you alleviate digital eye strain by creating strategies suited for your eyes.
See how we can help you when you visit us for an appointment today.
What Is Digital Eye Strain?
Digital eye strain is an eye condition that affects your eye comfort after spending a long time looking at digital screens. When you look at up-close objects, it may cause your eyes to work harder.
Digital devices may cause eye strain because of screen brightness, screen distance, room lighting, or how you set up your workplace ergonomics.
The most common symptoms include wateriness, redness, irritation, and dryness.
Several methods are available to help alleviate digital eye strain at home, but we recommend speaking to our team before using strategies without support.
Your digital eye strain symptoms may have other causes that dry eye therapy, prescription lenses, or contact lenses could help manage. We can determine the best course of action when you visit us for a comprehensive eye exam.
The 20-20-20 Rule
The 20-20-20 rule is a simple exercise you could perform if your eyes start to feel a little uncomfortable after visually-demanding work.
Every 20 minutes, spend 20 seconds looking at something 20 feet away.
We can recommend various eye drops and artificial tears if you’re struggling with digital eye strain.
Please visit our team for an eye exam before using any over-the-counter products. We can help find a suitable eye drop for your needs.
Environmental & Ergonomic Changes
Sometimes the simplest changes are the most effective. If you struggle with persistent digital eye strain, you could change aspects of your environment and ergonomics to better suit your needs.
These changes could include:
- Adding a humidifier to your home office
- Reducing glare on your screen
- Moving away from sources of wind
- Taking breaks
- Placing your screen at an appropriate distance