Family Vision Care Associates Offers Help For Digital Eye Strain

Digital eye strain, also known as “computer vision syndrome,” is a growing problem in today's world. In schools and in almost every industry, the reliance on computers and smartphones has led to an epidemic of vision problems related to peering at electronic screens throughout the day. At Family Vision Care Associates in White Plains, NY, we can provide solutions to help provide greater comfort and clearer vision.

What Is Digital Eye Strain?

Digital eye strain is a collection of vision and eye symptoms from constant computer, tablet, e-reader, and smartphone use. Symptoms include eye fatigue, eye dryness, headaches, neck strain, shoulder strain, and blurred vision. Discomfort can increase with increased amounts of computer use.

Causes of Digital Eye Strain

Computer vision problems can result from a number of factors. Glare from computer monitors can increase the strain on eyes. Viewing distances from the screen can be inadequate to protect eyes. People tend to blink less when looking at electronic screens, which can lead to dryness. Poor lighting can increase vision problems. The worker may not have proper vision correction. Together, these issues can result in chronic eye fatigue and discomfort that can interfere with normal activities.

Your White Plains Optometrist Offers Blue Light Protection

Blue light is emitted not only from digital equipment but also from sunlight, fluorescent light and LED lights. Your optometrist can advise you on blue light protection for individuals who work constantly with computers and smartphone screens and find they have significant eye discomfort. Special glasses that reduce glare and filter blue light can help to reduce digital eye strain and improve performance for work tasks. The eye doctor can also recommend screen filters you can use to help reduce blue light damage to the eyes. If needed, the eye doctor can also provide eyeglasses that provide a larger field of vision to make viewing computer screens easier.

​​​​​​​Make Family Vision Care Associates Your Optometrist in White Plains, NY

Dr. Paul Bernstein and Dr. Andrea Bernstein offer their extensive training in optometry to help their patients in White Plains, NY and surrounding areas have better vision and healthier eyes. We provide a range of vision care services, including exams, eyeglasses, contact lens fitting, pediatric eye care and management of eye diseases. Call Family Vision Care Associates today at (914) 948-0304 for an appointment to discuss your digital eye strain and solutions that can help.

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