Digital ocular fatigue is an issue for many people—and the fact that we are focusing our eyes on many different screens day after day is not helping this at all. As more and more people visit the eye doctor complaining of vision issues, one can’t help but look at digital eyestrain as an unfortunate side effect of technology.
If you have to use a computer for work, you’re probably wondering what can be done to combat digital ocular fatigue. Luckily, there are a few things you can try. Optometrists in Oshkosh recommend wearing Eyezen digital lenses, but taking frequent breaks from looking at screens is also suggested. Better yet, why not give both a try?
The basics of digital eye fatigue
First and foremost, digital ocular fatigue is not picky. This vision condition affects people with poor vision just as much as people with healthy vision. All your digital devices—including computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets and televisions—contribute to eyestrain, especially since most people use one or more device every day. The technical term for eye fatigue (or eyestrain or computer vision syndrome) is asthenopia. As for computer vision syndrome, this particular type of eye fatigue didn’t come into the picture until laptops and personal desktops became more common in homes and businesses.
The main causes of digital eye fatigue are exposure to bright light and glare from digital screens, and using digital devices with screens for extended periods of time. The combination of these can accelerate eye fatigue. To protect your eyes and preserve your vision, professionals recommend that frequent digital users wear Eyezen lenses.
Benefits of Eyezen digital lenses
Eyezen digital lenses are designed for people who look at computer screens for long stretches of time—which means most people today. From owning smartphones and tablets to computers and televisions, there’s no doubting the influence and hold technology has over us. How can Eyezen help? Here’s a closer look:
- Filters out blue light: Blue light is the wavelength of light that emits from digital screens like smartphones and computers. Although this blue light has harmful effects on our eyes, it’s not easy to avoid technology 100 percent of the time. Making matters worse is the fact that eye problems caused by exposure to blue light don’t always show up in eye exams. Instead, you have to tell the eye doctor you use the computer a lot and you’ve been experiencing things like eyestrain, headaches and trouble sleeping. Try Eyezen lenses to reduce blue light by as much as 20 percent without altering color.
- Reduces eyestrain: Straining your eyes leads to headaches, regardless of whether you wear corrective lenses or have healthy vision. Eyezen lenses provide a clearer screen viewing experience, reducing eyestrain for hours.
- Enhances vision: You can get Eyezen lenses customized based on your prescription. Eyewear technology removes imperfections to give you sharp, clear vision.
For more information about Eyezen digital lenses, or to have your tired eyes evaluated, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Jill’s Optical Shoppe. We’ll happily set you up with one of the most knowledgeable optometrists in Oshkosh!