Helping You Use Your Digital Devices Comfortably
Digital eye strain is a common problem as people use digital devices more frequently. Many patients experience headaches, blurry vision, and other irritating symptoms.
If you frequently experience tired, dry eyes, we can review your digital device habits and find ways to prevent future irritation. Visit InVision Eye Care, and we can help address your digital eye strain symptoms. Our team is here to help improve your quality of life.
What Is Digital Eye Strain?
Digital eye strain happens when your eyes become irritated and tired from using devices like tablets, computers, and phones. Whether it’s work, play, or entertainment, your digital devices can irritate your eyes and affect your quality of life.
Digital eye strain is common for many patients—almost 50% of computer users experience this condition’s uncomfortable symptoms. Blurry vision, dry eyes, headaches, tired eyes, and sore neck and shoulders are common experiences.
What Causes Digital Eye Strain?
While strained eyes and headaches can happen when using digital devices, the devices themselves don’t irritate your eyes. The cause of digital eye strain is how you use your devices.
Your eyes can become strained from any period of intense focus, including driving or other close-up activities. Eye strain frequently happens with digital devices because the screens make your eyes work harder. Your eyes must constantly focus on the words on your screen while dealing with incoming glare, poor contrast on the screen, and poorly defined images and letters. Focusing on digital screens for more than a few hours can lead to digital eye strain symptoms.
Managing & Preventing Digital Eye Strain Symptoms
While resting your eyes is the best relief when you experience digital eye strain symptoms, you can prevent these symptoms from developing. Making changes to your digital device habits can help avoid future discomfort.
Taking breaks can help give your eyes rest and prevent irritation. You can rest your eyes using the 20-20-20 rule: Every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break to look at something at least 20 feet away.
Proper posture can be beneficial, especially when using the computer at work. Make sure you don’t round or hunch your shoulders, and sit straight up with your neck and head aligned with your torso.
Optimize Your Devices
Making the text on your screen easier to read can help prevent eye strain. You can enlarge your font or adjust your device’s brightness to match the light around you.
Proper Workstation Setup
Viewing your devices from an optimal distance can help lower your chance of strained eyes. Look at your screen from eye level, have the screen be at least an arm’s length away, and have the screen tilted downward for easier viewing.
Come See Us in Saskatoon
Our office is conveniently located in southeast Saskatoon, near the corner of Circle Drive and 8th Street East.
- 10-3110 8 St. E
- Saskatoon, SK S7H 0W2
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 8:15 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 8:15 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 8:15 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Friday: 8:15 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed
Note: Saturday hours not open on long weekends.