5 Ways to Minimize Digital Eye Strain

5 Ways to Minimize Digital Eye Strain

October 2nd, 2017

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If you spend your days working on a computer you may suffer from a common problem known as eye strain. The symptoms of eye strain are pain around the eyes, blurry vision, headaches, and double vision.

Eye strain can be a minor annoyance or it can cause serious fatigue and a lack of productivity at work. Here are five ways you can minimize digital eye strain during your daily activities:


  • Give your eyes regular breaks


Taking short breaks throughout your workday can help reduce the effects of eye strain. And this doesn’t mean you always need to physically leave your workstation.  Simply stopping every 20-30 minute to let your eyes look away and rest briefly can be a big help.


  • Make sure you have the right lighting


Excessively bright light in your office can cause eye strain. Make sure that the overhead or outside lighting is not causing a glare from your computer screen. If possible, try to turn off overhead florescent lights and position your computer away from the window.


  • Check the settings on your computer


Adjust the settings on your computer for brightness so that it isn’t bothering your eyes. Using a larger text size can also be helpful, especially when you have to read long documents.


  • Don’t sit too close to your computer


Did you know that poor posture can contribute to your eye strain? Make sure your chair and workstation are the right height and make sure you are sitting at least 20 inches away from your computer screen.


  • Get yearly eye exams


Yearly comprehensive eye exams in Huntsville, AL are the best way to deal with vision problems. Let Dr. Lee know how much time you spend working at your computer and about any problems you are having. Prolonged eye strain can lead to other health issues, so it is important to deal with the problem promptly! You could need a new prescription, or just some techniques on how to reduce strain. Either way, Dr. Lee is here to guide you!


Contact our Huntsville or Decatur office today to schedule your yearly eye exam, and ask how you can further reduce your risk of digital eye strain!