Reduce Your Risk of Digital Eye Strain
Although you cannot completely avoid digital eye strain, you can significantly decrease your chances of experiencing symptoms by adjusting your device usage habits. Please book an appointment, so we can help you mitigate your symptoms and rule out the possibility that they are caused by something more serious.
When using digital devices, keep them about an arm’s length away from your face and about 20 degrees below eye level. Make sure the room you’re using the device in is well-lit and limit the glare on your screen. Regularly wipe your screen of dust and fingerprints, and keep screens or paperwork at the same eye level.
The 20-20-20 Rule
When using digital devices for long periods, it is important to give your eyes a break. Try to follow the 20-20-20 rule: every 20 minutes, take 20 seconds to focus on an object 20 feet away to allow your eye muscles to stretch and adjust.
Additionally, remember to blink! When using digital devices, we tend to blink significantly less than usual.
If you would like to discuss digital eye strain and treatment, please book an appointment for more information.
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