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Digital Eye Strain at Dunn Loring Eye Care in Vienna

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What Is Digital Eye Strain?

Digital eye strain is also known as computer vision syndrome, because it’s caused by spending large amounts of time in front of digital devices and computers. The syndrome covers a variety of symptoms including dry eyes, eye irritation, headaches, and neck pain. 32.4% of Americans report experiencing digital eye strain, as it can affect anyone who spends time in front of a computer, smartphone, or tablet.

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Managing Digital Eye Strain

Obviously, many of us can’t avoid using our computers or smartphones completely, but there are ways to manage digital eye strain. Protective glasses and healthy habits can help reduce the impact of time spent in front of screens and digital devices.

Blue light filtering glasses come with special lenses that block blue light. They can be worn while you use your computer to help manage digital eye strain. Blue light glasses come in a variety of styles and can be fitted with your prescription.

The 20-20-20 rule rests your eyes and helps reduce digital eye strain. Every 20 minutes, make sure you take a break for 20 seconds and look at something 20 feet away. This gives your ocular muscles a break and relieves some of the fatigue and eye strain that comes from computer screens.

Workspace ergonomics is optimizing your desk or area to reduce the impact of work on your eyes and body. When you’re working, make sure that you’re facing your computer directly and that the top of your screen is at eye level or slightly below. Your chair should be supportive and allow you to keep your neck in-line with your torso. Finally, keep your elbows close to your body and keep your mouse in a place where you don’t have to reach for it.

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Our Dunn Loring office is conveniently located on Avenir Place, across the street from Harris Teeter, and next to the Dunn Loring metro station.


2672L Avenir Place
Vienna, VA 22180

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Phone: (703) 297-4137
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