Are you constantly on your phone or tablet? Or maybe you work on a computer all day? Computer Vision Syndrome has become a growing issue in the digital age. Between computers, tablets, and smart phones, Americans average 7 hours of screen usage per day, with some people using significantly more, which often results in symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome.
Throughout history we have primarily used our visual system to work at distance. However, in the last decade there has been a dramatic shift in how we use our vision. With the digital revolution, we have seen a rapid increase in the use of laptops, tablets, smartphones, and other mobile devices. As a result, the increased demand on our eyes is relentless.
Some signs that you may be affected by digital eye strain include:
- Frequent headaches
- Eye tiredness and fatigue
- Dry eyes
- Stiff neck/ shoulder pain
- Jaw tightness