Digital Eye Strain

21st century technology deserves 21st century solutions

Technology has made our lives easier in so many amazing ways. But eye fatigue is real. And it’s plain tiring.

Whether you’re experiencing chronic or acute eye strain, let our forward-thinking optometrists show you how to get rid of digital eye strain so you can better protect your eyes from digital blue light.

Book an appointment for digital eye strain relief today.

Digital Eye Strain Explained

That weak, tired feeling in the eyes after staring at a computer all day? That’s digital eye strain.

Also known as Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), this condition results from long periods in front of a screen. CVS is an increasingly common concern in our increasingly digital world.

7-10: the average number of hours most people spend on devices daily
(Source: American Optometric Association, 2023)

Common Causes of Digital Eye Strain

Dim or poor lighting

Increased screen time and small print

Improper posture with devices

Over-exposure to blue light

Ill-fitting prescription eyewear


Common Symptoms of Digital Eye Strain


Eye Fatigue

Blurry Vision

Back, neck, or shoulder pain

Dry eyes

If you’re afflicted by any of these symptoms after prolonged screen time, come see us for digital eye strain therapy and treatment.

Holistic Treatments for Digital Eye Strain

We have great news for you: digital eye strain can easily be treated with these 7 simple, easy-to-implement holistic at-home treatments

If you’re still suffering from eye strain, stop by for a visit. We’re happy to help! We’ll guide you on how to better adapt your routine to meet all your eye care needs.

Keep an eye on your body. Eye, neck, head, and shoulder tension and pain are your body’s way of telling you you might be overexerting the muscles in your eyes.

Blink. Breathe. Blink again. It’s crazy to think that we blink less while staring at screens. Remind yourself of the 3 B’s to keep your eyes moist and healthy.
Every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break and rest your eyes on an object 20 feet — or more — away.
Indirect lighting, dim surrounding lights, and reduced glare/brightness in and around your digital devices can reduce the amount of light competing with your screen and help your eyes adjust to — and relax regarding — the task at hand.
Wearing the right prescription glasses can make a world of difference in the focus, acuity, and strength of your eyes.
If the text on the screen is small, we recommend zooming in for comfortable reading and to prevent potential eye strain and headaches associated with online reading.
Keeping your screen clean can make a world of difference for your eyes. Bust out the wet wipes and cleaning products to reduce glares, improve contrast, and create a better viewing experience for your precious eyes.

What To Expect During Your Visit

We recommend budgeting about 45 minutes to one hour for your appointment.

A step-by-step breakdown of your appointment
Our optometrists will check each eye while you follow light simulations. You may be asked to identify certain images and letters on a computerized eye chart.
Our optometrists may use an ophthalmoscope to look at the eye’s inner structures for eye alignment and vision testing.
You may be given eye drops. Once they take effect, your optometrist will take a look inside the eye’s structures and assess your eyes’ health.
With your help and timely feedback, your optometrist will create and teach you how to follow through on your comprehensive eye care preventive maintenance eye care plan.

What to Bring With You To Your Appointment

Your friendly WeCare optometrist will want to know about your overall general health. Our staff will ask you about your health history to provide better ocular care and align with your needs and your primary care physician’s (PCP) health recommendations. You’ll want to mention (if applicable) the following health history items to your WeCare optometrist:

About Our Dedicated Eye Care Team

Our WeCare optometrists have nearly 40 years of experience working with adults and families. Our optometrists are trained in and have extensive background knowledge on ocular care. We treat each patient with compassion, kindness, and warmth.

Coupled with our friendly patient navigator team, our optometrists will carefully consider your comfort every step of the way. We encourage you to let our team know how you’re feeling throughout the exam process.

Whatever your vision care needs may be, our doctor and patient navigator team is dedicated to providing you with nothing less than the best optical care, because at the end of the day, our vision is to help you with yours.

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