With the increase in technology, it has forced many people to spend more time on digital devices such as computer and cellphones. More and more people are experiencing headaches, eyestrain, and muscle issues through long term use of these digital devices. During a comprehensive eye exam your eye doctor can discuss and diagnose digital eye strain and provide innovative ways to combat visual discomfort. Often times optometrists will recommend the 20/20/20 rule: for every 20 minutes, look far into the distance of at least 20 feet, for 20 seconds. By taking a small break, this can relieve some eyestrain and relax your eye muscles.
Common Symptoms of Digital Eye Strain
· Neck and back pain
· Difficulty focusing
· Redness, irritation, and stinging