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Digital Eye Strain at Dr. Finley’s Family Eyecare in Herndon

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Digital Device Use is Hard on Your Eyes

Individuals who spend more than 2 hours each day using digital devices are at risk of developing digital eye strain. Considering the average American spends just under 4 hours each day using smartphones, tablets, and computers, it’s no wonder that digital eye strain is becoming increasingly common.

If you’re at risk of developing digital eye strain, please speak to your optometrist during your next appointment to find out what steps you can take to safeguard your eye health, vision, and comfort.


Symptoms of Digital Eye Strain

Digital eye strain symptoms include:

  • Tired eyes
  • Burning eyes
  • Trouble focusing or switching gaze
  • Blurry vision
  • Double vision
  • Red eyes
  • Twitching eyelids
  • Headaches
  • Neck and shoulder pain

How to Prevent Digital Eye Strain

The best thing you can do to prevent digital eye strain to give your eyes frequent breaks. To do this, the American Optometric Association suggest following the 20/20/20 rule: Make sure you take a break every 20 minutes and shift your gaze to an object that is at least 20 feet away and gaze at it for at least 20 seconds.

If you spend a lot of time using digital devices, either at work or at home, you may want to consider investing in glasses or contact lenses designed to reduce digital eye strain. These glasses and contact lenses feature specialized tints, coatings, designs, or powers that reduce glare and filter out blue light, maximizing your visual abilities and your comfort.

Do you think you might suffer from digital eye strain? Speak to your optometrist during your next appointment and find out what you can do to keep your eyes happy and healthy.

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Dr. Finley’s Family Eyecare is conveniently located on the corner of Pine Street and Monroe Street, across the road from the Pine Street Plaza.


709 Pine Street
Herndon, VA 20170

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Phone: (703) 471-7810
Fax: 703.471.6549
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