Digital Eye Strain in Colorado Springs

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People use their computers more than ever before, making digital eye strain a rising problem. To put things into perspective, 80% of American adults use digital devices for more than 2 hours per day, and 59% of American adults report symptoms of digital eye strain. The eyes can become strained and irritated when used for long periods without rest. 

While many people experience digital eye strain, this condition can be preventable with lifestyle and habit changes. Our team can review your digital device usage and habits before recommending effective changes you can make. Visit our Colorado Springs eye doctors, and we’ll help address your digital eye strain symptoms. 

What Is Digital Eye Strain?

Digital eye strain occurs when your eyes become irritated and tired from extended focusing. While using the computer, your eyes must focus and refocus, causing eye fatigue when done for long periods without rest. While computer use is a common cause of eye strain, other activities like reading and driving can also cause irritation. 

Digital eye strain doesn’t cause long-term damage, but this condition can lead to several symptoms, including: 

  • Blurry vision
  • Double vision
  • Dry, red eyes
  • Eye irritation
  • Headaches
  • Neck or back pain

Managing Digital Eye Strain

While the easiest way to prevent digital eye strain is to reduce your time on the computer, this isn’t always possible. People rely on digital devices more than ever, and you may not be able to limit your screen time at work. Luckily, making some adjustments or changes to your computer habits and lifestyle can help prevent future strain. 

Some of the digital eye strain strategies we might recommend include:

Making adjustments to your computer workspace can help alleviate digital eye strain. Ensuring your screen is an arm’s length away, adjusting your screen’s brightness to match the room’s lighting, and correcting the positioning of your monitor can help give your eyes a break.

Artificial tears, better known as eye drops, are available over-the-counter to soothe and temporarily relieve digital eye strain symptoms, such as redness, fatigue, and dryness.

We may recommend specialized computer glasses or blue-light filtering lens coatings to increase your comfort.

Resting your eyes can help prevent eye strain. We recommend the 20-20-20 rule—take a 20-second break every 20 minutes to look at something at least 20 feet away.

Don’t Live with Discomfort

While digital eye strain doesn’t have long-term consequences, it can be an annoying and uncomfortable condition. 

Contact us, and we’ll work together to get your eyes the relief they deserve.

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Bettner Vision is conveniently located in the Marketplace at Briargate, on the corner of North Union Boulevard and Family Place. You can find us beside Sushi Rakkyo and the T-Mobile store.

  • 9205 N Union Blvd. #110
  • Colorado Springs, CO 80920

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  • Monday: 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
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  • Thursday : 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
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  • Saturday: By Appointment
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