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What is Digital Eye Strain?

Have you been using the computer more than usual in the past year? Have you noticed more headaches, blurred vision, dry eyes, and neck stiffness? Chances are you're suffering from digital eye strain, also known as computer vision syndrome. These symptoms are typically experienced by individuals who view digital screens for two or more hours a day. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, come visit us at Total Eyecare in Elko to discuss treatment options with one of our doctors.  

Causes of Digital Eye Strain

There are numerous causes of digital eye strain including incorrect working distance, working with poor lighting, glare on your computer screen, overall poor work ergonomics, and not having correct prescription glasses. These issues can cause unnecessary eyestrain and can lead to headaches or other discomfort. Our eye doctor will determine whether or not you are suffering from digital eye strain and provide treatment accordingly.

Digital Eye Strain Treatment

Proper eye care is the primary treatment for digital eye strain. Depending on your situation, there may be several treatment options available for you. You can also purchase glasses that have blue light filters in the lenses to limit exposure to blue light throughout the day.

Optometrist in Elko 

If you believe you are suffering from digital eye strain, Total Eyecare is ready to assist you. For more information or to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor call us at (775) 738-8491.