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.
Speak with your trusted eye care team to find solutions for your digital eye strain symptoms.
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.
Blink More Often
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.
Follow the 20-20-20 Rule
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.
- 220 W 75th Street
- Kansas City, MO 64114
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