We spend hours per day on our computers, cell phones and tablets. Here are some things you should keep in mind:
A small lens prescription can make a BIG difference:
I see many patients who say “I see fine”, when they really have a small prescription.
It’s like holding up a can of peas that gets heavier the longer you hold it. After hours of focusing your eyes can become tired.
Blue light effects on your eyes.
Computer monitors touchscreens emit more blue wavelengths.
This causes eye strain and can affect your sleep cycles (circadian rhythms).
Signs and symptoms of digital eye strain.
Headaches behind your eyes, in your forehead, or at the base of your neck.
Creasing your eyebrows is a sure sign you are straining to focus.
Our 20-20-20 Rule
Every 20 minutes look at an object 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds.
This relaxes your focusing and gives your eyes a break.