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Digital Eye Health

Protect Your Digital Eye Health at Riviera Opticare

The benefits of our increasingly computerized and screen-dependent world come with drawbacks, including digital eye strain and blue light exposure. Both affect our productivity and enjoyment when using electronic devices while negatively impacting our sleep patterns. Fortunately, your optometrists in Mesa and Scottsdale, AZ, can help protect your digital eye health with advice and corrective devices. Continue reading to learn about the effects of digital screen usage on your eyes and how your optometrist near me at Riviera Opticare can help.

Digital Eye Health

Digital Eye Strain and Blue Light

The average internet user in the U.S. has seven hours of screen time daily. Digital screen usage will likely increase due to the many benefits computers, phones, and other devices provide. However, increased usage also results in digital eye strain and blue light exposure that disrupts sleep patterns. Fatigue, dry eyes, and blurry vision are frequent complaints from those who interact with screens for extended periods. Some ways you can reduce digital eye strain include:

•             Blinking: Develop strategies to blink more often to lubricate your eyes naturally.

•             Eye drops: Use over-the-counter eye drops several times per day. Do not use redness-removing drops.

•             20-20-20 rule: Give your eyes a rest by looking at an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds every 20 minutes.

•             Adjust work area: Position your screen 25 to 30 inches from your eyes and slightly below eye level.

•             Corrective lenses: Your optometrist may recommend corrective lenses for digital screen usage to block blue light and reduce eye strain.

Reducing Your Blue Light Exposure

Blue light is among the high-energy wavelengths in the visible spectrum. While blue light does not cause eye strain, it can disrupt sleep patterns since our minds recognize blue light as daylight. Unless you can eliminate exposure to digital screens several hours before bedtime, you may require another way to reduce blue light exposure. Fortunately, your optometrist can prescribe blue light lenses to help.

Blue light lenses filter out the problem portions of the light spectrum. Used alone or as a supplement to your current prescription, blue light lenses are available with most lens and frame brands and some contact lenses. These lenses allow you to enjoy your lifestyle without worrying about blue light disrupting your sleep patterns.

Visit Your Optometrist Near Me at Riviera Opticare to Protect Your Digital Eye Health

If you have concerns about digital eye strain and blue light exposure, consider scheduling an eye exam today with Riviera Opticare in Mesa and Scottsdale, AZ. We can help protect your digital eye health from the strain and fatigue of constant digital screen usage, so call our optometrists in Scottsdale at (480) 991-6432 or our optometrists in Mesa at (480) 827-9184 to schedule an eye exam today.


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