With almost a third of us spending nine hours or more staring at a digital screen every day, our eyes are working harder than ever before, and not just at work.
Certainly, with the amount of information we can absorb and share from digital technology it has transformed the way we see the world, but how has it affected our eyes?
What is Digital Eye Strain?
Prolonged use of computers, smartphones and tablets can make for some pretty uncomfortable conditions for your eyes as they try keep up with constantly changing displays. Over-concentration on these digital devices causes Digital Eye Strain.
The result of all this muscle fatigue and reduced blinking is often dry eyes, blurred vision, irritation, tiredness and headache.
How to avoid Digital Eye Strain?
Luckily there are some simple steps that you can take to reduce your symptoms.
See a specialist
If you think you could be suffering from the effects of Digital Eye Strain, book an Ultimate Eye Examination at Robert Jardine Opticians for an assessment and attend our specialist Dry Eye clinic.