Digital devices emit a specific type of High Energy Visible light (HEV) called blue light. Blue light scatters in the eye more than other kinds of visible light, which means the eyes have to work harder to focus correctly and become exhausted more quickly. Blue light may also affect your circadian rhythms, making it harder to sleep after using screens.
Suffering From Screen Strain?
Are your eyes getting tired or sore after using digital devices? This could be a sign of digital eye strain (DES).
DES can make existing vision problems more pronounced, but it can also cause problems for people with otherwise healthy vision. At Thompson Rivers Family Optometry, we have the skills and tools to help you reduce these adverse effects.
How Do I Know if I Have
Digital Eye Strain?
To know you have DES for sure, you’ll need to have an eye doctor diagnose you. However, DES can present several noticeable symptoms, including:
- Ongoing or recurring headaches
- Blurry vision after looking at digital screens
- Irritated or dry eyes
- Eyes that feel tired even after resting
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