HOW DO DIGITAL SCREENS AFFECT YOUR EYES?
Dr. Jim Martin 03/15/2016
Symptoms Of Digital Eye StrainThe varied list of symptoms includes:
- Dry eyes
- Eye irritation
- Blurring of vision
- Tired eyes
- Pain in the neck and back
Causes Of Digital Eye StrainThere are a number of potential causes of digital eye strain, it is not caused by a single event or habit. Here are some of the more common factors behind this condition:
- Viewing Distance
Your distance from the screen can have an effect on your eye health, particularly if you are looking at the screen from too short a distance.
- Glare in the Viewing Area
How much light is available in your location as you look at a digital screen can help to determine its effect on your eyes.
- Insufficient Tears
When viewing a digital screen, many people fail to blink as regularly as they should. Not blinking enough leads to dry eyes.
- Screen Position
A tilted or otherwise incorrectly positioned screen is another potential cause of digital eyestrain.
- Blue Light
This is also sometimes called a high-energy visible light and is produced by digital devices. This kind of light is more likely to cause eye strain when compared to other colors with a longer wavelength.
- Prescription Eyewear
Wearing the wrong kind of glasses can actually make digital eyestrain worse as the glasses may not be designed for viewing digital screens.
If you want to find out about the solutions for digital eye strain, download a free infographic that will tell you how to protect your eyes.
If you suspect that you are suffering from digital eye strain, contact Broome Optical to schedule an eye examination. Our doctors can help treat your eye strain and eliminate much of the discomfort associated with using digital screens.