Shift Your Focus to Eye Health In The Digital Age

Shift Your Focus to Eye Health In The Digital AgeThe eyes have it — strain, that is. As our enthusiasm for using computers, tablets and phones grows, our eyes are paying the price.

Upward of 90 percent of computer and device users experience a problem so common there’s a name for it: computer vision syndrome (CVS). CVS comes with symptoms such as decreased or blurred vision, burning or stinging eyes, sensitivity to light, headaches, and back and neck pain.

1. Adjust your viewing angle

The best angle, the center of the monitor, tablet or phone should be 20 to 28 inches from your eyes and 4 to 5 inches below eye level.

2. Reduce glare

Position your screen to avoid glare from overhead lights or windows.

3. Rest your eyes

Every 20 minutes, look away from your computer and look at a distant object for 20 seconds.

4. Blink often

To reduce the risk of dry eye, remind yourself to blink more often. And refresh your eyes periodically with lubricating eye drops.

5. Get your eyes checked

Uncorrected vision problems — farsightedness or astigmatism, problems focusing or coordinating the eyes and changes associated with aging — can contribute to eyestrain and musculoskeletal pain.

Even if you don’t need glasses or contacts for daily activities, you may need them for computer or device use. If you do wear glasses or contacts and need to tilt your head or lean toward the screen to see it clearly, your lens prescription may need to be adjusted.

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Are you are facing eye problem like puffy eyes, baggy eyes, farsightedness or astigmatism it is always a good idea to consult your eye doctor, so drop in at 20/20 EyeGlass Superstore we are always ready to help you anytime. We also have Independent Optometrists located on site who will be happy to examine your vision. Walk-in’s are welcome but we ask that you come 15 minutes prior to your desired appointment time.

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