Digital eye strain diagnosis and treatment

Our increased time on screens can come with a cost to our eyes. Research has shown that nearly 3 in 4 patients with digital eye strain—also known as computer vision syndrome—have itchy, irritation and dry eyes.

You can opt for a comprehensive evaluation, treatment and/or recommendations to relieve or reduce your eye strain.

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How do I know if I have digital eye strain or computer vision syndrome?

How do I know if I have digital eye strain or computer vision syndrome?

• Headaches

• Sore, tired eyes

• Pain/pressure around the eyes

• Blurred or double vision

• Irritation to the eyes

• Watery eyes or dry eyes

• Stinging or burning sensation to the eyes

• Neck, shoulder, back pain

What causes digital eye strain?

A combination of these factors causes DES. 

• Poor lighting

• Glare on screen

• Low blinking frequency

• Improper viewing distances

• Poor sitting posture

• Uncorrected vision problems

How do I prevent digital eye strain?

Follow the 20-20-20 rule. This means that for every 20 minutes of up close work, take a 20 second break and look 20 feet away.

We can offer to add anti-glare coating or a blue-light blocker filter on your glasses.

When you’re on the screen: 

• Use an anti-glare film on your phone and computer

• Increase the font size of the text on your screens

• Match your screen brightness to the room

• Turn on night shift mode on your phone

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Ask our team about eyewear designed for screen use during your next exam or mobile optical appointment. For every glasses purchased, we help ensure low-income school children and seniors get the eye care they need.

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