Keeping You Connected & Comfortable
Whether you use your digital devices to work, study, or relax, it’s no secret that we all spend a lot of time using them. But if you’ve ever felt uncomfortable after spending a long time looking at a screen, you might be experiencing the effects of digital eye strain.
There’s no need to worry, though. Digital eye strain is a common phenomenon many people encounter, and there are several ways our team can help manage your symptoms.
Find the relief you need and book an appointment today.
What Is Digital Eye Strain?
Eye strain is a common condition that many people experience when they spend a lot of time focusing on vision-heavy tasks.
However, if your symptoms develop because of screen brightness, workplace ergonomics, or screen glare from light sources, you might be experiencing digital eye strain. Other issues, like uncorrected refractive errors and dry eye, can also contribute to your symptoms.
Common symptoms include:
- Eye discomfort
- Blurry vision
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Light sensitivity
What Can You Do?
So, how can you find the relief you need?
Eyetopia is proud to offer several strategies, and we’ll be happy to tailor our approach to your needs when you visit us for an eye exam. Through an eye exam, we can help manage your symptoms and look for other potential issues that may contribute to your discomfort.
You can try several management strategies to achieve quick relief from your symptoms.
Eye drops are a great way to manage digital eye strain symptoms quickly and effectively. However, we always recommend speaking to our team before using any over-the-counter products.
We can recommend an eye drop best-suited to your symptoms and eye health.
Take Regular Breaks
If you spend more than 2 hours a day using a digital device, it’s important to take regular breaks to maintain your eye comfort while you work.
A common relief strategy is the 20-20-20 rule: every 20 minutes, spend 20 seconds looking at something about 20 feet away. Doing this will give your eyes a chance to blink and readjust before you get back to work.
Adjust How You Use Your Device
How you sit and use your devices can significantly affect your eye comfort. To help manage your symptoms, remember to:
- Keep your screen about an arm’s length away and just below eye level.
- Sit in a comfortable position with your back straight and your feet flat.
- Place your monitor where light sources won’t produce glare on your screen.
Where to Find Us
Find us on the Southeast corner of El Camino Real and the San Tomas Expressway. We’re right next to T-Mobile and the Hanin Federal Credit Union.
- 2366 El Camino Real, Suite #5
- Santa Clara, CA 95050
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
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