http://www.nesszonepinstrop.com | http://www.ciaaomediajp.com | http://www.gettingweddingjp.com | http://www.proximolamall.com | http://www.moryimprjopntips.com | http://www.tsbgolisorshow.com | http://www.testedeovufel.com | http://www.elomdonastore.com | http://www.mashgymmmajp.com | http://www.osuphotograstore.com | http://www.controlandrojp.com | http://www.parakazajpdten.com | http://www.hondakuale.com | http://www.hikoncejp.com | http://www.pembetopuksale.com | http://www.leafpipeantiu.com | http://www.marysfalyrfests.com | http://www.fadhillafes.com | http://www.ebooksesertdd.com | http://www.pureshinegww.com
Digital Eye Strain
What is Digital Eye Strain?
Digital eye strain is the temporary discomfort that follows from two or more hours of digital device use. A variety of consumer electronics can cause digital eye strain, including televisions, desktop and laptop computers, smartphones, e-readers, tablets, and gaming systems.
Symptoms of digital eye strain include red, dry or irritated eyes, blurred vision, eye fatigue, back, neck and shoulder pain, and headaches.
What Causes Digital Eye Strain?
Digital eye strain is not caused by one isolated event or behavior. Irritation and discomfort can be the result of many issues - from the way devices are made to how we use them, even to how we hold and view them. Eye strain can also be exacerbated in adults who wear prescription eyewear. Corrective lenses are often times not intended for the mid-distance range of computers and other electronics.
An estimated 2.35 billion personal computers, tablets and mobile phones were shipped around the world in 2013. With new products hitting shelves every day, the market for digital devices continues to grow. This means more time spent looking at electronic screens and digital content. Many Americans average 6 to 9 hours a day in front of digital devices - and the percentage of adults spending 10 or more hours in front of screens rose 4 percent in the last year.
The world's reliance on electronics has proven to be beneficial in many ways but poses a problem for the eyes. Nearly 70 percent of U.S. adults experience digital eye strain as a result of the growing use of these devices. Adults aged 18 to 34 report feeling eye strain at a higher rate (45%) than their older counterparts.
New research also suggests that overexposure to blue light, also referred to as high-energy visible or HEV light, may contribute to vision problems such as cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Long-term implications are just now being studied, but the short-term impact of digital eye strain affects individuals on a daily basis.
Eye care providers are noting a steady rise in the number of patients with screen-related eye strain, whose complaints include dry, irritated eyes; blurred vision; and head, neck and back pain.
To preserve eye health and help adults adapt to digital life, the optical industry is investing in new lens technologies to enhance the digital experience while minimizing eye strain as an increasing number of people from all age groups spend more time in front of screens. To better understand digital eye strain and empower individuals to prevent or mitigate device-related vision problems, The Vision Council fielded two consumer surveys (2012 and 2013). The report below is based on findings from the second of those surveys, which was conducted in October 2013. More than 7,000 adults nationwide participated.
Most importantly, this report includes recommendations from The Vision Council's medical advisory board to help prevent or lessen digital eye strain.
You can access the report, DigitEYEzed: The Daily Impact of Digital Screens on the Eye Health of Americans, here.
*All content on this page has been approved by The Better Vision Institute – the medical advisory panel of The Vision Council.