Digital Eye Strain in Amarillo, TX

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Reduce Strain & Remain Comfortable

If you use digital devices like computers, smartphones, or tablets, either at work or home, you may have experienced uncomfortable digital eye strain symptoms. These can include headaches, blurred vision, dry eyes, or neck pain and are often caused by spending more than 2 hours at a time looking at a digital screen.

With 80% of Americans spending significant time using digital devices, and 59% of American adults reporting symptoms of digital eye strain, what can be done?

Causes of Digital Eye Strain

Looking at a digital screen makes your eyes work harder. Poor lighting, glare on screens, poor posture, uncorrected vision problems, or a combination can also increase the symptoms of digital eye strain.

Generally, digital eye strain occurs mostly because the visual demands exceed the visual abilities of the individual.

Treatments for Digital Eye Strain

The easiest thing you can do for your eyes is to let them rest. Optometrists recommend following the 20-20-20 rule: every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds. This allows your eyes to refocus and reduces the strain put on them.

You can also reduce your eye strain by reducing glare on your screen using an anti-glare screen filter. Changing the lighting in your environment or adjusting the contrast and brightness on your screen can also help. Correcting your computer posture will reduce digital eye strain and prevent other workplace injuries, like carpal tunnel.

If you’re worried about symptoms or would like to discuss digital eye strain in more detail, please book an appointment today.

Neurolenses®

For some, eye misalignment exacerbates the symptoms of digital eye strain. Our eyes work together to collect visual information to build images of our environment to send to our brains. Our binocular vision takes extraordinary effort to maintain, especially when working for long periods on close-up screens.

As our visual systems strain to maintain focus on the various digital screens we use every day, the trigeminal nerve becomes overstimulated, causing trigeminal dysphoria. This causes uncomfortable symptoms like double vision, headaches, dry eyes, or neck and shoulder pain.

Enter the neurolens®, the only eyeglass lens to provide contoured prisms that alleviates these symptoms. This innovative prescription lens brings the eyes back into alignment, reducing the strain placed on your eye muscles, providing relief.

If you struggle with digital eye strain but resting your eye muscles isn’t correcting your symptoms, let us know. We can determine if you’re a candidate for neurolenses® during your regular eye exam in just a few minutes.

Where to Find Us

You can find our beautiful clinic on S Coulter Street, right next to Freddy’s Burgers.

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5221 South Coulter St
Amarillo, TX 79119

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