Eyewear designed for Phone, iPad and Computer
Australians love our digital devices and we devote half of our waking hours using one or other product. It has changed the way we work, learn, shop, socialise and relax. This is why unless well managed most of us will eventually succumb to eyestrain.
What is Digital Eye Strain?
Digital Eye Strain is the physical eye discomfort felt by many individuals after two or more hours in front of a digital screen. Symptoms can include one or more of the following and severity varies depending on the individual and time spent on digital media:
- Eye strain/fatigue
- Dry, itchy, burning or red eyes
- Blurred vision
- Neck/shoulder/back pain
The problem occurs because we are asking our eyes to concentrate for long periods on a small screen. Then when we have to adjust the focus back to normal, we feel fatigued.
Digital devices are backlit and emit blue-violet light that can cause strain and discomfort and is linked to disrupted sleeping patterns.
Most people will use a phone during the day increasing the work for our eyes.
When concentrating we blink a lot less which will reduce tear production making your eyes feel dry and uncomfortable.
If our glasses are not setup correctly our posture will change causing strain on our neck and back.
The good news is that there are new lenses available for nearly every situation which will help fix or alleviate the symptoms associated with digital eyestrain. These lenses will relax and protect your eyes.
Some Tips to Reduce Digital Eye Strain
- Remember to blink often
- Take breaks from staring at your digital screen
- Adjust the display height of your screen so your head is slightly gazing down
- Adjust the brightness of the display so it's approximately the same as the brightness of your surrounding workstation.
- Wear glasses designed for digital device use