The digital age has ushered in many advances in technology that help our everyday lives. However, along with these many benefits, specific challenges have also developed. The amount of time we spend on screens today has taken a toll on eye health. At Ella Eyes, serving Houston, TX, and the surrounding areas, we can help you combat the effects of computer vision and digital eye strain. Keep reading to learn more.
What Is Computer Vision/Digital Eye Strain?
These terms are used to refer to the effects long-term screen exposure has on the eyes. Looking at a screen is very different from looking at other things in your day-to-day life. A computer screen or a smartphone screen is often kept at close range of your eyes while most other objects you look at are farther away. Having this close interaction with screens causes the eyes to work harder to focus.
In addition to this, screens emit high levels of blue light. Blue light puts the eyes under an additional strain. Our eyes are not designed to process this type of life easily.
Results of Computer Vision/Digital Eye Strain
If you are experiencing computer vision or digital eye strain, you may start to notice some specific symptoms. Some of the most common symptoms include:
- Eye pain
- Light sensitivity
- Difficulty falling asleep
- Neck pain
- Vision problems
- Dry eye
These symptoms can start to cut into your productivity and quality of life. It is imperative that you meet with an eye doctor to discuss your eye condition and possible treatment options. Dealing with digital eye strain is crucial to your long-term eye health. Our optometry services can help.
One of the most common treatments for this condition is blue light filtering lenses. These specially designed lenses filter blue light so that it does not negatively affect your eyes. If you already have a lens prescription, you can have new lenses made that incorporate this technology. If you do not currently use corrective lenses, you can purchase non-prescription blue light filtering glasses.
Using these glasses while you are working on a screen will improve your eye health.
To learn more about our services, contact us at Ella Eyes, serving Houston, TX, and the surrounding areas. We will be happy to answer your questions and schedule you for an appointment. Call us today at 713-722-9066.