Digital Eye Strain
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Are Your Eyes Overworked?

Devices with screens enhance the way you work, play, and relax, but they can also exhaust your eyes. If your eyes ache or feel tired after staring at a screen, you might be experiencing digital eye strain (DES).

Anyone can develop DES, but people with vision problems can develop more severe symptoms. Trust West Hollywood Optometric Center to help you avoid DES or reduce its impact on your life.

What Does Digital Eye Strain Feel Like?

DES often presents the following symptoms during or after screen use:

  • Headaches
  • Lingering stiffness in the neck or shoulders
  • Challenges focusing your vision
  • Dry eyes

What Causes Digital Eye Strain?

Keeping Your Eyes Open Too Long

Did you know that when you focus on digital screens for a long time, you may tend to blink less often? And the less you blink, the harder your eye muscles work to focus. That means too much screen time can overwork those muscles, making them feel sore and stiff.

Blue light is a high-energy visible light found in the sun’s rays and most digital displays. Studies haven’t proven that it causes eye disease, but some research shows it can alter your circadian cycles, which affect the quality of your sleep. If you’ve been staring at a screen before bedtime, blue light might be one of the reasons your eyes feel tired the following day.

Strategies for Reducing Digital Eye Strain

Some people have tried to reduce the effects of DES by:

Finding more tools and information for dealing with DES is easy. Just contact us today and let our eye doctors help.

See Us In West Hollywood

We can’t wait to help you make the best possible use of your eyes. Our practice is on Santa Monica Boulevard, near the intersection of Havenhurst Drive.

Our Address

  • 8205 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 15
  • West Hollywood, CA 90046

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