Causes & Symptoms of Digital Eye Strain
For most people, using a digital screen is simply a part of daily life. This is especially true for individuals who work or study with computers. Unfortunately, using digital devices and screens for extended periods of time can result in a variety of troubling symptoms.
- Sore eyes, neck, back, and shoulders
- Frequent headaches
- Tired eyes
- Overly dry or overly watery eyes
- Blurred vision
Trigeminal Dysphoria & SightSync Technology
Whenever you’re reading, writing, or doing any close-up work, your eyes are constantly shifting information from your peripheral vision to your central vision.
However, if the systems that control or peripheral vision and central vision are off-balance, it can cause your eyes to constantly make binocular readjustments. These readjustments can then lead to symptoms of eye strain. This sensation is known as trigeminal dysphoria.
Our optometrists use a tool called SightSync to track these adjustments as they happen to help you find the type of Neurolens you need to keep your eyes feeling comfortable.
Often, digital eye strain is caused by misalignment of the eyes. Neurolens is a new but proven technology designed to relieve digital eye strain or digital vision syndrome by utilizing a contoured prism to bring the eyes into alignment. This fantastic technology provides symptomatic relief, regardless of whether you need a prescription lens.
Relief is Available
Thankfully, as digital eye strain and the use of digital devices become more common, increasing research is being done on how to treat this condition. There are many strategies, tools, and technologies available to help manage digital eye strain.
A simple exercise to use in managing digital eye strain is often referred to as the “20/20/20” rule. If working on a digital device for an extended period of time, every twenty minutes, simply look at an object twenty feet away for twenty seconds.
This helps the muscles in your eyes to relax and recalibrate, preventing strain and managing stress.
If you are suffering from digital eye strain.