According to a recent survey, more than 90% of adults report using digital devices more than two hours a day. Additionally, the survey found that 72.5% of adults are unaware of the potential dangers of blue light to their eyes. Unfortunately, an increase in use of digital devices exposes the user to harmful blue light, which can cause digital eye strain.
Under normal conditions, the human eye blinks 12-15 times a minute. However, when your brain focuses on a screen, the human eye can go down to merely 7-8 blinks a minute.
Symptoms of digital eye strain include:
Red, dry, irritated eyes
Back, neck, and shoulder pain
A full, comprehensive eye exam is the first step to treating digital eye strain. Our doctors can recommend several ways to reduce eye strain according to your specific situation, including taking visual breaks, using proper blinking techniques, and correcting your posture while using spending time on social media or gaming.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment to determine your individual eye health and create a treatment plan that works best for you and your family.
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