Is Eye Strain Giving You Pain?

Eye conditions Dallas, TXWhether you stare at a computer screen all day, read the newspaper for hours on end, or like to spend more time than you may care to admit practically glued to your smartphone, you have more than likely experienced your fair share of eye strain.

Eye strain is a condition that causes your eyes to be fatigued after either reading or looking at a computer screen for too long. But because staring at a screen isn’t something most of us can afford— or want— to give up, we need to learn how to find relief from eye strain.

  1. Change the Lighting

If you work in an office that is filled with bright, harsh lighting and you stare at a screen all day, it’s a recipe for eye strain disaster. If you can, try to dim the lights a little bit so that there isn’t that extra strain on them.

  1. 20-20-20

If you aren’t already familiar with this rule, then it may as well be your new best friend. The 20-20-20 rule involves looking 20 feet away from your screen, every 20 minutes for 20 seconds long. This brief, but a frequent break will help you find almost instant relief.

  1. Adjust Your Sitting Position

If you are sitting too close to your computer screen or too far away, this can also place a strain on your eyes. If you are having a hard time seeing your computer screen, schedule an eye exam with Dr. T. Jeff Russell.

If you are getting frequent headaches and feel super tired after staring at a screen or book for too long, then you may be suffering from eye strain. Try using the tips listed above or schedule an appointment at our Dallas office to learn more: (214) 522-2661.

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