Find Relief from Uncomfortable Vision
If you struggle with keeping your eyes comfortable after spending time working with a digital screen, you might be experiencing digital eye strain.
But there’s no need to worry; digital eye strain is a common issue many people can experience, and there are numerous ways our team can help manage it.
Please book an appointment with us today and find comprehensive support for all of your eye care needs!
What Is Eye Strain?
Eye strain is a common phenomenon many people can experience after spending time doing visually-demanding work like reading, working on a digital device, or even driving.
Although the symptoms are irritating, they generally aren’t a cause for concern. However, chronic symptoms may indicate another issue affecting your eye comfort. If you struggle with maintaining your eye comfort, please get in touch with us today.
Some of the most common eye strain symptoms can include:
- Blurry, watery vision
- Light sensitivity
But eye strain can also affect your neck and shoulder comfort as well as your ability to concentrate. Please look at these tips to see how we can help soothe your discomfort.
Using Eye Drops
When it comes to eye discomfort, eye drops are among the most common remedies patients may use. However, not all eye drops are the same; some may contain certain ingredients that may not be suitable for your eyes.
Before using over-the-counter eye drops, please book an appointment with our team so we can help recommend a suitable product for your eyes.
Taking Regular Breaks
In some cases, the simplest answer is the most effective.
If your eyes feel uncomfortable after spending time doing visually-demanding work, you could try the 20/20/20 rule to help manage your symptoms.
Every 20 minutes, spend 20 seconds looking at something about 20 feet away. This exercise gives your eyes a chance to blink and readjust so you can get back to work more comfortably.
Changing Your Environment
Location and desk ergonomics can also affect your eye comfort. To help manage the risk of experiencing eye strain, remember to:
- Minimize glare from your screen.
- Sit somewhere where wind or blowing air won’t affect you.
- Place a humidifier in your work area.
- Adjust your monitor about an arm’s length away and below eye level.
- Adjust your screen brightness to match your room.
Is Dry Eye Connected to Eye Strain?
It’s possible, but we won’t know until you visit us for a comprehensive eye exam. During the exam, we’ll take a detailed look at the systems responsible for keeping your eyes comfortable and determine if a dry eye condition may be contributing to your eye strain symptoms.
To learn more about dry eye and how we can help manage it, please visit our Dry Eye Therapy page today.
Get Help Achieving Comfortable Vision
Whether you’re finishing your final school paper, relaxing with your favorite comfort show, or playing a few more levels in the newest blockbuster video game, you deserve comfortable sight.
We’re located just off Riverstone Blvd. in The Offices at Riverstone. If you have any trouble finding us, please give us a call.