Experiencing digital eye strain is never convenient, especially given the pervasive use of digital devices in both work and leisure activities. The average American dedicates 11 hours a day to digital device usage, making the onset of digital eye strain a potential disruptor to your eyes and workflow.
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**WHAT IS DIGITAL EYE STRAIN?**
Digital eye strain, also known as computer vision syndrome, typically manifests after prolonged use of digital devices. Contrary to its name, however, digital eye strain doesn’t solely arise from digital screens; it can occur whenever your eyes focus on a nearby object for extended periods without breaks.
During focused tasks, the frequency of blinking decreases, impacting the tear film and leading to dry, irritated eyes.
Common symptoms of digital eye strain include:
- Blurred vision
- Dry eyes
- Light sensitivity
- Difficulty concentrating
Individuals with existing refractive errors may experience heightened symptom severity.