Over 70% of American adults experience some level Digital Eye Strain (DES) due to use of digital technology. And our children are also at risk – kids under the age of 8 often spend two or more hours per day looking at a digital screen, while for children 8 to 10 years of age, the exposure time jumps to six hours per day! With the recent COVID-19 pandemic changing the way our kids learn, the daily time spent in front of the blue light emitted from a screen can climb even higher. Some symptoms of DES include:
- Distorted or blurred vision
- Fluctuating vision
- Dry eyes
- Overly watery eyes
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Lower back pain
Solutions for Digital Eye Strain can include :behavioral/postural changes, blue light solutions, computer anti fatigue glasses and/or dry eye management among other treatments.
Staying aware of your symptoms, practicing healthy digital habits, and maintaining good eye health is the first step in preserving excellent vision. Annual comprehensive eye exams can help to monitor and address any changes in your ocular health and vision. Contact Pro-Optix Eye Care to book an appointment now to discuss which solutions for Digital Eye Strain are right for you.