You’ve heard all about the adverse effects of sitting at a desk all day, but did you know that desk job could also be hurting your eyes? Computer Vision Syndrome (also known as Digital Eye Strain) develops when our eyes are overworked from reading or viewing computer screens for an extended period of time and can lead to eyestrain, headaches, blurred vision, dry eyes, and neck and shoulder pain.
While this uncomfortable condition is extremely common, most people don’t know how to avoid it. You have to view your computer screen to complete tasks for your job and school and there isn’t a way around that. Instead of cutting out screen time, try this method: for every 20 minutes of screen viewing, take 20 seconds to look away and focus your vision on something else.
Still experiencing symptoms? Schedule an appointment with The Eye Institute for a comprehensive exam. Our doctors will make recommendations to help you maintain your best visual acuity and eye comfort.