Relief For Your Digital Eye Strain
We live in a digital world, and screen time is on the rise. We are more reliant on technology than ever before, and although highly convenient, overuse can exhaust our eyes.
When your eyes become tired and sore after extended screen use, the condition is called digital eye strain. At Griffin Optometric Group – Talega, we offer various personalized treatment options for eye strain. Your weary eyes need help, and we have the relief you’re seeking!
What Is Digital Eye Strain?
Eye strain can develop when you focus on one task or object for a prolonged period, like driving long distances or reading too long without taking a break.
Your digital eye strain can occur working on a digital screen for over 2 consecutive hours. This condition is sometimes referred to as computer vision syndrome.
Eye strain can result in symptoms like:
- Eye irritation
- Red or pink eyes
- Watering eyes
- Sore neck and shoulders
Tips & Tricks to Help Manage Your Symptoms
The 20/20/20 Rule
Experts say the 20/20/20 rule is an effective short-term method to help alleviate symptoms of digital eye strain: every 20 minutes, look at an object that’s 20 feet away for approximately 20 seconds. These regular breaks can help your eyes rest before getting back to work.
Your Eyes Deserve Relief
If you follow our hints and don’t notice a difference in your symptoms, we recommend calling us to book an exam. There are other eye conditions with similar symptoms to digital eye strain, and we’ll help figure out the source of your discomfort and provide appropriate treatment.