Reduce Digital Eye Strain in Kansas City

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More Screens, More Strain

It’s hard to escape digital devices, especially when most of us work on computers for extended periods every week. Digital eye strain, which results from excessive digital screen use, can cause headaches, blurred vision, tired eyes, and neck and shoulder pain. According to the American Optometric Association, the average American worker spends 7 hours a day on the computer, either in the office or working at home. That’s why digital eye strain or computer vision syndrome is common.

How Do I Know if I Have Digital Eye Strain?

Since digital eye strain, or computer vision syndrome, is caused by prolonged exposure to digital screens, it’s likely that you’ve experienced symptoms. In fact, it’s estimated that over 50% of computer users have noticed signs of digital eye strain. 

Nearsighted people often complain of headaches, eye strain, squinting, or fatigue when driving, playing sports, or when looking more than a few feet away for a prolonged time.

Apart from digital screen exposure, computer vision syndrome can occur from other factors, like:

  • Poor lighting in the office or at home
  • Glare on a digital screen
  • Improper viewing distance
  • Poor sitting posture
  • Uncorrected vision problems

At-Home Remedies for Digital Eye Strain

Fortunately, there are ways to avoid or reduce digital eye strain from home.

Wear Computer Lenses

Special lenses can be used to supplement your primary pair of eyewear. They can solve vision-related problems that result from prolonged computer, tablet, e-reader, and cell phone use by enhancing vision at near and intermediate distances.

It’s true. By voluntarily blinking more often while looking at a digital screen, you give your eyes the extra love and lubrication that they’re lacking. To expand on this, you can close your eyes and keep your eyelids shut for 10-second intervals throughout the day.

A tried and true method of relieving eye strain, the 20-20-20 rule calls for taking a break every 20 minutes to gaze at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds. Set an alarm if you have to—your eyes will thank you.

Hours & Location

Littlefield Eye Associates is located at 220 West 75th Street between Wornall Road and Wyandotte Street, across from the CVS Pharmacy and ALDI.

Our Address

  • 220 W 75th Street
  • Kansas City, MO 64114

Contact Information

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM 1:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
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