Symptoms of Eye Strain Caused By Excessive Digital Exposure | Shinagawa Blog

Symptoms of Eye Strain Caused By Excessive Digital Exposure

One of the biggest keys in reducing the spread of COVID-19 is to stay at home as much as possible while
minimizing physical proximity.

However, this has obviously led to increased use of digital devices and screen time for both work and
recreation, which may lead to an increase in eye strain or other eye complications.

As many people are stuck at home either doing work, surfing, accessing social media or watching series
and movies, blue and violet light emitted from high-energy visible (HEV) light spectrum devices can
disrupt normal circadian rhythm circles.

Increased time on digital devices and near work with screens can be dangerous and may very well cause
eye strain.

Eye strain signs and symptoms include:

  • Sore, tired, burning, or itching eyes
  • Watery or dry eyes
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Headache
  • Sore neck, shoulders, or back
  • Increased sensitivity to light
  • Difficulty concentrating.
  • Feeling that you cannot keep your eyes open

It is important to reduce and moderate your usage of digital devices for the good of your eye and overall
health. Make it a point that you take a break when you feel like your eyes are tired.

If you feel like you constantly have eye strain, it’s best to have your eyes checked. Schedule your eye
check-up with us now! Call our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 7-368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921
217 0517 for inquiries and appointments.

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