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Digital Eye Strain

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The years 2007 and 2010 were the start of the iPhone and iPad era. Since then, the amount of digital device screen time that we are all exposed to has increased dramatically.

According to the July 2018 VisionWatch survey by the Vision Council, more than 80% of adults report using digital devices for over 2 hours per day and nearly 67% say they use two or more devices simultaneously. This amount of digital use would lead us to have more symptoms of dry, irritated eyes, blurred vision and aches and pains which is known as digital eye strain.

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The good news is that there are many solutions for this disorder. Such solutions range from habitual changes such as limiting screen time, reducing brightness, taking frequent breaks, eye blinking exercises, and using prescription eye drops. Advancements in eyeglass and contact lens technology is also helping keep the eyes protected and comfortable for prolonged digital screen time. Natural Vision welcomes you to schedule an appointment today to discuss how.

We can help protect your vision now and in the future.

Written by Laura Nguyen

Dr. Laura Nguyen has extensive training in general ophthalmology and specializes in oculoplastic surgery (lid and orbital reconstruction, and laser skin resurfacing). She has treated thousands of Central Valley residents and their families. She is available for comprehensive eye examinations and special consultations.
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