Eye Strain Caused by Digital Screens

I’ve noticed a frightening trend occurring around the world. Instances of eye problems are increasing with rapid numbers. Problems like myopia – once thought to be genetic – are going up exponentially with each passing year. Many eye diseases have no early symptoms. You may not see a change in your vision until the disease has become advanced. Are Eye Problems Genetic? We have to look at the bigger picture here… eye problems aren’t always genetic, and there are changes in our environment that are having a negative impact on our eyesight. Serious Eye Problems That Affects Your Vision One area of concern is eye strain occurring in adults thanks to greatly increased exposure to digital screens. Everywhere you look these days, we’re all glued to our digital devices. We’re texting while doing our food shopping. We’re checking messages before switching to silent mode at the movies. We’re playing video games while waiting to board a flight. I admit, I use my smartphone a lot. But not as much since I read an eye-opening study. What Symptoms and Causes of Eye Strain? Researchers at the Vision Council found 65% of Americans report symptoms of eye strain. It’s because they’re always on their high-tech devices.1 Symptoms include dry, irritated eyes, blurred vision, eye fatigue, neck and back pain and headaches. The study found that nearly nine in 10 adults spend more than two hours each day using a digital device. Worse...
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