Overuse of electronics can damage your eyes

We were always taught that staring at the Sun for too long can damage your eye’s, but I bet you didn’t know that staring at your phone or computer screen can also damage them. Prolonged use of electronics can damage your eyes according to experts when a person is viewing a computer screen their natural blink rates goes down and can cause eyes to burn, itch or get dry.

Prolonged viewing of a computer screen can make any slight existing vision defects more noticeable. It can also give you what is sometimes known as “computer vision syndrome” – eye strain, headaches, gritty eyes and blurry vision. But this is only temporary and can be minimized by:

 

  • Consulting with your eye care professional
  • Use the 20-20-20 rule: every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break and look at something 20 feet away
  • Consider using computer eyewear to help combat eye strain; products are available in prescription and non-prescription varieties
  • Create an ergonomically-friendly workstation with proper lighting, seat adjustments, and monitor settings
  • Maintain an appropriate distance from handheld and stationary device screens
  • Enlarge your computer text and browser windows for easier viewing
  • Limit the amount of competing for indoor and outdoor light
  • Clean electronic device screens frequently to eliminate dust and glare
  • Remember to blink; staring at screens can dry eyes

 

Let’s take care of your eye’s together before it’s too late. Visit our office or simply call us at 918-794-6700 to schedule your consultation.

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