How to Deal With The Rise of Digital Eye Strain


We live in a visual society that includes an endemic use of cell phones and iPads. It is not surprising that digitalize strain has become an increasingly common problem. Headaches in the forehead area are usually related the vision while those in the temporal area are usually secondary to tension. Blurred vision is also a common sign. If it resolves with blinking is usually an indication that tear film has been disrupted due to lack of blinking. This leads to dry, sore, and red eyes. Fortunately, there are two easy ways to minimize impact of screen use on our eyes.

Tip #1

Position screens about and arms length away and slightly below your line of vision pointing the screen away from bright lights will help reduce glare and eye fatigue.

Tip #2

Remember the 20–20–20 rule: Look away from screen for 20 seconds at something 20 feet away every 20 minutes.


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