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Mobile and other digital devices are now part of our daily life. The constant use of digital devices imposes heavy workload to the ciliary muscle in our eyes as it need to continuously remain focus at our near task. Besides, to keep up with our busy lifestyle, our eyes muscle need to consistently switches our focus between distance and near. Therefore, those in 30’s or 40’s with weaker eye muscle or reduce accommodation ability will experience what we call digital eye strain.
To know if you are having digital eye-strain checkout the sign below:
When interchange focus between distance to near, there will be a few second of vision blurriness before being able to focus at near.
When interchange focus between near to distance, there will be a few second of vision blurriness after prolong near work.
Eye strain after working for more than 2 hours.
Frequent headache towards the end of the day after work.
Neck and shoulder pain
Digital lenses are made to combat digital eye-strain. With the technology of blocking blue light emission into the eyes, it will help to reduce the glaring stress from digital screens and help to regulates sleeping cycles. Besides, digital lens comes with relaxing power at the bottom portion of the lens to reduce the burden of the ciliary muscle in the eyes when working long hours with near task. This will also help our eyes to smoothly change focus between distance and near.
Practice visual hygiene of 20-20-20 rule. For every 20 minutes, look 20 feet away for 20 seconds. This is to help relax the eye muscle and prevent eye fatigue.
Make sure there is proper room lighting and avoid glaring from the screen.
To prevent dry eyes, practice blinking or use artificial tears when necessary.
Proper chair and desk set up. Recommend the screen to be 15 to 20 degrees below eye level.
There are several renown ophthalmic lens company such as ZEISS, ESSILOR and HOYA that offers lenses to reduce digital eye strain. To find out more kindly click on the lens company logo.
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