Digital Eye Strain

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Comfortable Vision for the Digital Age

Digital devices like phones, tablets, and computers are here to stay. However, despite the many conveniences these devices provide, they can also lead to an uncomfortable issue known as digital eye strain.

Dr. Goldstone Vision Center in Long Beach and Fountain Valley can help you find strategies that soothe and comfort digital eye strain symptoms. Using a comprehensive approach that examines your eye’s medical needs, we can develop a plan that suits your eyes and restores comfort while using your device.

Better yet, help your whole family find digital eye strain relief by booking an appointment with us today.

What Is Eye Strain?

If you’ve ever spent a long time reading, driving, or writing, you may have experienced eye strain. You can experience eye strain symptoms whenever you spend an extended period doing visually-demanding work. Some common symptoms may include:

  • Redness
  • Wateriness
  • Irritation
  • Light sensitivity
  • Headaches

Digital eye strain can cause similar symptoms, but other factors can contribute to its development. Screen brightness, workplace ergonomics, text size, and room lighting all contribute to digital eye strain. At Dr. Goldstone Vision Center, we’ll examine how you use your devices and look for other issues that may be causing your symptoms.

Managing Your Symptoms

Comprehensive eye exams can help our team get a detailed look at your eyes and the issues they may experience. While several external factors may contribute to digital eye strain, vision errors and eye health problems can also lead to these irritating symptoms.

Our medically-balanced approach helps us determine what these issues may be and how we can address them. For example, we could correct nearsightedness and farsightedness using glasses or contact lenses, or we may need to prescribe a personalized dry eye treatment.

If you’re struggling with digital eye strain, please book an appointment with us today. If your symptoms are minor or sporadic, you could manage these issues by following a few simple techniques.

Lifestyle Changes

Changing your environment or lifestyle can help manage digital eye strain and other uncomfortable issues. Some of these changes may include:

  • Using a humidifier
  • Reducing screen glare
  • Changing your room lighting
  • Reducing wind from fans and registers
  • Placing your screen at an appropriate distance

In some cases, all you need to do is give your eyes a break.

The 20-20-20 rule is a quick exercise you can perform whenever your eyes begin to feel a little uncomfortable. All you do is look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds, every 20 minutes.

We offer several types of eye drops that could help manage your digital eye strain.

However, we always recommend having an eye exam with us before you use any over-the-counter products. These eye drops may include ingredients not suitable for your eyes.

Keep Connected & Comfortable

Whatever you may use your device for, we’re here to help ensure your eyes stay comfortable. Find relief today by booking an appointment!

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Find us in Long Beach Town Square shopping center, right next to Starbucks and Supercuts.

  • 2280 E Carson Street
  • Long Beach, CA 90807

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM 6:00 AM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

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