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Are You Experiencing Digital Eye Strain? Optometrist Shares Symptoms January 11, 2018

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Are You Experiencing Digital Eye Strain? Optometrist Shares Symptoms, Fairbanks, Alaska

Although the digital age has brought with it countless benefits, there are a few major drawbacks. One drawback that everyone can agree on is digital eyestrain. Even those who do not sit at a computer all day can experience eyestrain from staring at their phone, tablet, or television for hours. Below, a knowledgeable optometrist from West Valley Vision Center in Fairbanks, AK, explains some of the most common symptoms of this condition.

3 Symptoms of Digital Eyestrain from an Optometrist

1. Dry or Watery Eyes

Eyestrain can result in dry or watery eyes. If you find yourself blinking a lot after staring at a digital screen for a few hours, it is a sign that you should step away for a bit. Take this time to focus on something else so your eyes can recharge.

2. Blurred Vision

optometristThe eyes are like any other organ in that if they are overworked, they no longer function efficiently. For this reason, people with digital eyestrain may experience blurred or double vision, which may not improve until they give their eyes a rest.

3. Light Sensitivity

Do you find yourself squinting after using the computer or phone for a while? This is a sign of light sensitivity, which is a common symptom of digital eyestrain. If you have a lot of work to do on the computer, you may be tempted to compensate by dimming the screen’s brightness, but for optimum eye health, it is wise to step away for a little while.

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms and they do not improve, turn to an optometrist for a thorough exam and diagnosis. At West Valley Vision Center in Fairbanks, AK, they are committed to providing personalized eye exams for each of their patients. You can learn more about the comprehensive vision care they provide by visiting their website, or to make an appointment with a licensed optometrist, call (907) 479-4700. 

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