As strange as it may sound, Digital Eye Strain is not a rare, crazy sci-fi condition. Digital eye strain (also called Computer Vision Syndrome) is the temporary discomfort following two or more hours of uninterrupted digital device use.
In fact, it is a very common condition that many Australians experience due to the nature of our work which nowadays is becoming more and more dependent on computers. Even after work or school, a lot of us sit back and “relax” by going online, which means more screen time for our eyes.
More than 50% of computer operators experience eyestrain, headaches and blurred vision. These problems occur along with other visual symptoms related to the increase of sustained near point visual stress that is associated with the use of computer screens.
Visual stress can also magnify complaints of general body fatigue, reduce work efficiency and increase error rates as the day progresses.
Our optometrists know that many of us depend on our digital devices for many things. We’ll test your eyes, talk about your lifestyle and offer practical solutions to help you experience comfortable, relaxed vision and improve your clarity, focus and performance.