Eye Pain & Fatigue: Symptoms of a Modern Age
Did you know that the average Canadian spends nearly 11 hours a day looking at a digital device? From smartphones to tablets to TVs, these devices lead to eye fatigue and discomfort known as digital eye strain.
Despite the name, digital eye strain isn’t actually caused by the devices themselves. Instead, eye strain, whether digitally related or not, is caused by intense eye use. Some of the most common causes of eye strain include reading, writing, driving, and, of course, using digital devices.
Digital screens exacerbate eye strain because people tend to:
- Blink less while using computers.
- Use less than ideal posture and angles when on computers.
- Use screens with glare or reflection.
- Use devices with low contrast between text and background.
Digital eye strain symptoms can also be intensified by uncorrected eye problems like a muscle imbalance or refractive error.
We can help alleviate the symptoms of digital eye strain!