Clear & Comfortable Vision, No Matter the Task
When you’re working on a late-night assignment, trying to get that game-winning play before bed, or bingeing your favorite show, the last thing you want to worry about is your eye comfort.
Spending an extended amount of time on a digital device can eventually lead to eye discomfort, no matter the task you’re working on. We can help find effective strategies to help maintain your eye comfort so you can keep your focus on what’s most important to you.
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What Is Digital Eye Strain?
Eye strain is a common phenomenon that many experience at some point. Whether you’re driving, reading, or writing, spending too much time focusing on one task can make your eyes feel uncomfortable.
The same can be said for using a digital device. Because we’re all so connected to our screens, you may forget to blink enough to maintain your eye comfort. Add in other factors like poor posture, glare, and low room lighting, and you might even experience eye strain sooner than you might think.
Blue Light: How Does It Affect Your Eyes?
But how does blue light affect your eyes? While blue light from a computer screen pales in comparison to blue light from the sun, your eyes can still take in those signals as a sign to be awake and alert. If you like to get your work done at night or spend an hour or so scrolling on your phone before going to bed, you may find it harder to fall asleep, which in turn can lead to other issues in your day-to-day life.
Blue light lenses can manage how much blue light your eyes are exposed to, helping you enjoy your favorite devices as safely and comfortably as possible.Blue light from digital devices very rarely leads to eye disease or any permanent eye health problems.
Managing Digital Eye Strain
Eye drops, or artificial tears, are a common treatment for eye strain. However, we always recommend speaking to our team before purchasing any over-the-counter products. Your eyes may need specific eye drops to find relief, and our team can help you find what may be best for you.
The 20-20-20 rule is a simple exercise you can do whenever you feel like your eyes are becoming strained.
Every 20 minutes, spend 20 seconds looking at something about 20 feet away. Be sure to blink and readjust your eyes so they feel as comfortable as possible before returning to work.
Lifestyle & Workplace Adjustments
Digital eye strain isn’t just limited to your eyes; you can also experience symptoms like back and shoulder pain if you spend a lot of time sitting, especially if you’re sitting incorrectly. You can make some adjustments to prevent these symptoms, including:
- Adjusting your office ergonomics
- Adding a humidifier to your workplace
- Minimizing screen glare
- Taking regular stretch breaks
- Adjusting your screen height
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Our practice can be found in the Golden Hills Professional Center on the corner of South White Road and Norwood Avenue.
- 2690 S. White Rd., Suite 255
- San Jose, CA 95148
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Saturday: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed