Man With Digital Eye Strain

By the end of the work week, my eyes are extremely tired from looking at a computer screen for 8+ hours a day. I can’t be the only one suffering from this. What do you recommend to help relieve my tired eyes? –Tammy

Hi Tammy,

Often eyes will feel tired from looking at a computer screen for hours at a time.

If your computer vision problems are going untreated, you are not alone. Seventy-three percent of eyeglass wearers spend at least 4 hours a day in front of a screen and nearly half of progressive wearers who use computers suffer from symptoms of Digital Eye Strain.

Digital Eye Strain is the temporary discomfort that follows from two or more hours of digital device use. A variety of electronics can cause Digital Eye Strain, including desktop and laptop computers, televisions, smartphones, tablets, and gaming systems.

Symptoms of Digital Eye Strain include red, dry or irritated eyes, blurred vision, eye fatigue, back, neck and shoulder pain, and headaches.

Only a small percentage of sufferers have eyewear designed specifically for computer use. In fact, in a recent study conducted by Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors, 63% of people are unhappy with their lenses at the workplace. The good news is, there is a solution to your tired eyes.

Dr. Chiang and the Optical staff at Artemedica Optica discuss Digital Eye Strain issues with patients on a daily basis. We strive to educate our patients on how we can provide an optimum level of comfort.

The lenses we recommend to our patients suffering from Digital Eye Strain are the ZEISS Office Lenses. Zeiss has a NEW Variable Distance Digital Office Lens Technology, which allows easier vision when it comes to multiple distances, such as computer and reading distances. When used in combination with the NEW Blue Light Blocker (Anti-Reflective coating), it helps reduce glare from the computer screen as well.

If you, too, feel like you may be suffering from Digital Eye Strain, call our office to schedule an exam with Dr. Alice Chiang at (707) 528-7817. To find out more about ZEISS Office Lenses, we invite you to stop in our Santa Rosa Optical Store at 1002 Mendocino Avenue or call and speak with our Optical Manager, Rick.