Giving Your Eyes a Break
Your eyes get put through a lot on a daily basis, and sometimes we don’t have the time to relax and take a break. Digital screens are an essential part of daily living, but they can be the main culprit for digital eye strain.
Digital eye strain, also known as computer vision syndrome, can affect your eyes before you realize it when you spend long hours in front of a computer, phone, tablet, or other digital screens.
At Riz Eye Care, we can help you manage the symptoms of digital eye strain and find relief. Schedule an appointment to get to the bottom of your digital eye strain symptoms today.
The Symptoms of Digital Eye Strain
Digital eye strain can leave you feeling worn out, and the effects of this condition can put a dent in your productivity.
Some common signs and symptoms to look out for can include:
- Blurred vision
- Dry eyes
- Neck and shoulder pain
The symptoms of digital eye strain can often resolve themselves if you give your eyes a break. However, untreated symptoms of digital eye strain can worsen over time and lead to other vision issues. Regular eye exams can help our team diagnose and manage your digital eye strain symptoms.
Tips to Manage Digital Eye Strain
The first step to finding long-term relief from your digital eye strain symptoms is to visit us for a comprehensive eye exam.
Along with treatment, there are some management methods you can practice on your own to help alleviate the symptoms of digital eye strain.
The 20-20-20 Rule
The 20-20-20 rule can help give your eyes some time off between intense work sessions. Long work sessions can result in your eyes feeling dry or strained.
The 20-20-20 rule involves:
- Looking away from your screen every 20 minutes
- Focusing on something 20 feet away
- Looking at the object of focus for at least 20 seconds
Adjust Your Posture & Workstation
Viewing your computer screen at incorrect angles can alter your posture and cause unnecessary stress to your eyes and body. Your screen should be about arm’s length away from your eyes and at eye level or slightly below.
Wear the Right Glasses
An outdated prescription can cause you to squint and stress out your eyes. Coming in for an eye exam and inquiring about anti-glare or blue-light blocking effects can make all the difference in preserving your eyes.
Finding that balance is essential, and adjusting your screen brightness, so you’re not squinting or straining your eyes can provide much-needed relief.
Get the Relief You Deserve
Maintaining your eye health is all about striking a balance. Giving your eyes a break in today’s digital world can help keep digital eye strain at bay. Our team uses comprehensive eye exams to get to the bottom of your digital eye strain symptoms.
Book an appointment with our team today to find relief from your digital eye strain symptoms.
Riz Eye Care has 6 locations around the greater Houston metropolitan area.