Winter has arrived, and with it the chill that sends most people indoors, seeking sanctuary from the cold. Without the luxury of limitless outdoor adventures, we tend to rely on our smartphones, tablets, or HD televisions to help us pass the time. In fact, The Vision Council has reported that more than 83 percent of Americans report using digital devices for more than two hours per day, and 60 percent report experiencing symptoms of digital eye strain.
Although a movie marathon is always enjoyable, the extended period of time that we are now staring at these screens can place additional strain on our eyes. This stress is referred to as “digital eye strain” and it can cause headaches, dry eyes, blurred vision, and even neck and back pain. Contrary to popular opinion, more indoor light may actually be worse when it’s on a screen. Too much light competing with the device’s light creates glare. Digital eye strain is an affliction for tech users, but the Vision Council has come up with some ideas to relieve some of the stress on our eyes.
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