Total Vision Care – Tierrasanta

Digital Eye Strain in San Diego

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Are Your Eyes Exhausted from Screen Time?

If you use digital devices with screens often, your eyes might feel sore or tired afterward. These could be symptoms of digital eye strain.

Digital eye strain can affect anybody, but it can cause further discomfort for people with existing vision problems. At Total Vision Tierrasanta, we can offer guidance and support to help you mitigate the effects of digital eye strain.

Why Does Digital Eye Strain Happen?

Staring at nearby objects for extended periods forces the small muscles that focus your eyes to work harder than usual. Fatigue can make these muscles as stiff and sore as any other muscle in your body.

Most digital displays emit blue light, which is present in the sun’s rays. Blue light from computer screens has not been shown to increase your risk of eye disease, but it can affect your circadian rhythms and make it harder to fall asleep if you use screens before bed.

Common Symptoms of Digital Eye Strain

The following symptoms after extended screen use may indicate digital eye strain:

  • Blurry vision
  • Headaches
  • Dry eyes
  • Neck or shoulder pain

What Can You Do About Digital Eye Strain?

Those experiencing symptoms of digital eye strain may want to consider the following strategies:

  • Reduce fatigue from screen time by following the 20-20-20 rule: look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds every 20 minutes to give your eye muscles a quick rest.
  • Use specialty eyewear that filters out blue light. Computer glasses may promote deeper sleep for people who use screens before bed. For more information on these products, speak with one of our opticians.

Screen use and digital eye strain don’t have to go hand-in-hand. Please contact us and ask for help.

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Where Can I Find You?

Our practice is located just off of Santo Road, a few steps away from the post office.

  • 5990 Santo Road
  • San Diego, CA 92124

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 11:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:30 AM 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM 2:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

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