Updated: Jun 17
As remote work has become a common practice in many companies since the pandemic outbreak, everyone is spending more time on their digital devices such as tablets and computer screens. With the majority of people working from home and adapting to a new way of living, digital eye strain has become a common symptom to many people from blurred vision, eyestrain, headaches, and even result in dry eyes. More and more people find themselves having trouble focusing on clear vision after a long hour of work in front of the screens over time.
Some useful tips to prevent digital eye strain are to adjust your screen brightness and color tones to a more comfortable setting. Also, remember to take short breaks between your workday to help relieve the stress on your eyes and ensure your eyes stay hydrated.
Have you heard of blue light? Blue light usually comes from our laptops, phones, and tablets, and continued exposure to blue light over time could increase eye fatigue and disrupt your sleep pattern. It can also cause vision problems such as age-related macular degeneration. Having a blue light filter in your glasses can significantly help improve the eye strain you may be experiencing at the end of the day.
Most importantly, it’s best to have your eyes checked by your optometrist to ensure your prescription is accurate and up-to-date. If you are looking for a new pair of glasses with blue light lenses, we are able to help, book an appointment to see our various eyeglass frames to match your blue light lenses. As you go about your day, try to almost keep your eyes out to live a happier life!
- Richmond HIill Top Vision