Digital Eye Strain Solutions in Plainville

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Eye Strain Relief for the Modern Eye

Whether you’re using your eyes to work or pass the time, your eye comfort is paramount to how you enjoy a range of digital devices.

From our computers to our phones, we depend on these devices every day, but irritating digital eye strain symptoms can prevent you from having the comfortable eyes you need to use your device.

We’re proud to offer several different relief strategies for digital eye strain. By taking a health-focused approach to your eye comfort, we can help you enjoy your vision no matter what device you use.

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What Is Digital Eye Strain?

Digital eye strain is an eye condition that can develop when you spend a lot of time looking at a digital device up-close. As you use your device, you may develop uncomfortable symptoms like:

  • Redness
  • Wateriness
  • Irritation
  • Headaches
  • Neck and shoulder pain

Even though you could experience eye strain while reading or driving, several unique factors can contribute to digital eye strain symptoms. These factors can include poor lighting, screen brightness, seating posture, and screen glare.

Risk Factors

Several different issues may contribute to your digital eye strain symptoms, some of which we can only address when you visit us for an eye exam.

We take a detailed look at your eye health and vision quality during an eye exam to determine if other issues are causing your discomfort. We can then personalize a relief strategy based on the information.

Our process is comfortable, compassionate, and comprehensive. We’ll be happy to give your vision the support it needs so you can enjoy life with healthy, clear, comfortable eyes.

Uncorrected Refractive Errors

Nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism can all contribute to eye strain symptoms.

We can detect these refractive errors during a comprehensive eye exam and recommend various methods to help correct them. These can include glasses, contact lenses, or laser eye surgery.

Dry eye syndrome is a common issue we help many patients manage at Higgins Brothers Vision Care. We use some of the latest health-focused strategies to provide relief, like intense pulsed-light therapy and various dry eye products.

Please visit our Dry Eye Center to get a full view of our comprehensive dry eye care methods.

Several health conditions and medications can also lead to uncomfortable digital eye strain.

We’ll consider your medical history during your eye exam to determine if you have any issues that may affect your eye comfort. We can help some of these problems by recommending a range of treatments, strategies, and medications.

At-Home Relief Strategies

Sometimes, all we’re looking for is a little bit of relief so we can get back to the task at hand.

If you struggle with digital eye strain, several tactics could help bring comfort to your eyes while you work on any visually-demanding tasks.

However, for the best care possible, we recommend speaking with our team so we can develop a plan that suits your needs and lifestyle.

The 20-20-20 Rule

The 20-20-20 rule is a quick exercise you can perform whenever your eyes need a little break.

Every 20 minutes, spend 20 seconds looking at something about 20 feet away. Remember to blink and readjust your eyes so you can get back to work comfortably.

Eye drops, or artificial tears, are one of the most common ways to help manage any type of eye comfort.

However, we always recommend speaking to our team before picking up over-the-counter products—you may have an underlying condition that requires a specialty treatment, like dry eye therapy.

You can change several aspects of your life to help promote eye comfort, like:

  • Setting your screen an arm’s length away and just below eye level
  • Using a humidifier in your home or office
  • Sitting away from sources of heat or wind
  • Setting your screen away from glare sources
  • Taking regular breaks to rest your eyes

Discover a Health-Focused Approach to Eye Comfort

Start enjoying your eye comfort no matter what screen you’re using. Start today by booking your appointment.

Our Location

Conveniently located a short drive from the I-72 on East Main Street and Crown Street. You’ll recognize our inviting building immediately—it looks like a cozy home.

Our Address

  • 74 E Main St
  • Plainville, CT 06062

Contact Information

In case of an eye emergency call Dr. Higgins at (860)729-4083.

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