Reduce Digital Eye Strain

Do you get headaches or eyestrain from staring at your computer screen? At the end of a long day in front of your digital devices, is it difficult to focus on objects in the distance? You may be suffering from digital eye strain. With most of the population working on computers for multiple hours a day, Our optometrists wants to share some information on the benefits of computer lenses.

Computer Lenses

According to the American Optometric Association, the average American worker spends seven hours a day on the computer, either in the office or working at home. That’s why digital eye strain or computer vision syndrome is common. Computer vision syndrome is caused by excessive digital screen use. Symptoms include blurry vision, sore and tired eyes, and neck and shoulder pain. Nearsighted people often complain of headaches, eye strain, squinting or fatigue when driving, playing sports, or when looking more than a few feet away.

Special lenses can be used to supplement your primary pair of eyewear. They can solve vision-related problems that result from prolonged computer, tablet, e-reader, and cell phone use by enhancing vision at the near and intermediate distances.  

To avoid or reduce digital eye strain, follow the 20-20-20 rule. Every twenty minutes, concentrate on taking a 20-second break to view something 20 feet away.

Are you experiencing symptoms of digital eye strain? Ask Our optometrists for more information during your next visit.

Coronavirus update - March 19th

As of March 18, 2020, under the advice of the President of the United States and the CDC, our offices will be closing for all routine services until further notice. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but we must do what we can to help.

If you do experience a medical eye emergency please call your primary care doctor, email us at Greshamvisioncenter@frontier.com or call Dr. Agost at 503-780-0769 or Dr. Caldwell at 503-310-1841. Please watch our website for more information.

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Gresham Vision Center & Sandy Vision Center