Sarah B. Wierda, M.D.
With booming technological advances in the world today, prolonged use of digital devices fueled by every day culture during work, school and recreational activities, have increased eyestrain dramatically for both adults and children. Common causes include digital devices, reading, driving long distances, being exposed to bright, dim or glaring light and eye problems such as dry eyes, allergies or uncorrected vision. Boys Town Ophthalmology shares ways to reduce eyestrain discomfort.
Individuals that look at screens two or more hours in a row on a daily basis are at the greatest risk for eyestrain issues. Treatments generally consist of making changes in daily habits and living environment. Consider these tips to reduce eyestrain.
If you or your child experience eye discomfort, headache or vision changes, schedule an appointment and prepare a list to help target problems efficiently. List symptoms, times and medical information including conditions, medications and the last vision exam date. A physician will ask detailed questions about factors that might be causing symptoms and may perform an eye exam. Consult a Pediatric Ophthalmology specialist with any questions or concerns.