The Vision Council recently released its latest report on digital eye strain, which has become a primary eye health concern for people of all ages. In fact, nearly 60 percent of people use their digital devices more than 5 hours a day, enough time to have an impact on your eyes.
Perhaps you’ve experienced one of these symptoms:
- Back and neck pain
- Blurred vision
- Dry eyes
- Fatigued eyes
The good news is that digital eye strain can be greatly reduced with good digital use habits (such as setting up your work station properly and taking breaks from looking at screens). Yet, research shows that in the longer term, your eyes suffer damage linked to macular degeneration and cataracts caused by over-exposure to blue light that is emitted from digital devices. To address this, we can fit with you glasses that have coatings that filter a certain amount of blue light.
You can read more about the Vision Council’s findings here. At your next appointment, make sure to talk with us about any concerns you have about your use of digital devices and its impact on your eyes.
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