Total Vision Fountain Valley

Digital Eye Strain in
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Keeping You Connected & Comfortable

It only takes a second to see how important our digital devices have become. Everywhere we go, we have access to every bit of information ever produced and all the tools we could need to connect with anyone around the world. In some ways, you could say the future is here.

However, these devices are so commonplace now that we forget how they can affect us rather than help us. Digital eye strain is one of these issues frequent device users may experience.

But finding relief from digital eye strain symptoms doesn’t take a world of knowledge—all you have to do is contact our team at Dr. Goldstone Vision Center, and we can help find strategies suitable for your eye health and vision.

Visit us today at either of our 2 fantastic locations.

Digital Eye Strain & Eye Strain: What’s The Difference?

You may have heard of eye strain before, but you wonder how digital eye strain might differ. Let us set the record straight.

Eye strain can develop for many different reasons, but the general cause is spending too much time using your eyes for visually-demanding tasks. These tasks can include reading, writing, or even driving. Factors contributing to eye strain can include uncorrected refractive errors, windy or dry environments, and even stress.

Digital eye strain, on the other hand, often develops from extended device use and a couple of other factors. While uncorrected refractive errors and stress can contribute to symptoms, digital eye strain can also stem from screen brightness, poor posture, screen glare, and small or hard-to-read text.

Relief Strategies

Managing your digital eye strain symptoms starts when you have an eye exam with us.

If you experience digital eye strain symptoms often, there might be an underlying issue contributing to your symptoms. Our health-based approach looks at all aspects of your eyes and vision to detect these problems, allowing us to manage them with personalized techniques.

Some of the most common digital eye strain symptoms include:

  • Irritation
  • Redness
  • Wateriness
  • Sore neck and back
  • Light sensitivity

If you don’t experience digital eye strain often, you could manage your symptoms with a couple of simple strategies. However, for comprehensive results, we recommend having an eye exam.

Eye Drops

Eye drops are among the most common ways of managing eye discomfort. However, not all eye drops are made the same, and a few may carry ingredients or preservatives not suitable for yours.

We can help determine which type of eye drops are right for you when you visit us for an eye exam.

Sometimes, all you need is a little break.

If you’re working on a digital device for a long time, try the 20-20-20 rule to restore your eye comfort. Every 20 minutes, look at something about 20 feet away for about 20 seconds. Remember to blink and readjust your eyes a bit so you can comfortably get back to work.

You can make several different changes to your home or office space to help manage or even prevent digital eye strain symptoms. These changes can include:

  • Setting your screen just below eye level
  • Sitting with your feet flat on the floor
  • Moving away from wind and heat sources
  • Angling your screen from light sources to reduce glare
  • Setting your brightness to match the room
  • Taking regular breaks

Book an Appointment With Us Today

Your journey towards healthy, clear, comfortable vision is only beginning.

Find out how our team at Dr. Goldstone Vision Center supports your eyes when you book your appointment with us today!

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Only 10 minutes down the road from Huntington Beach, you can find our practice in Magnolia Plaza, near Savers.

  • 9107 Garfield Ave
  • Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

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