Digital Eye Strain in Lincoln

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Adapting to a Digital World

Digital devices have become a big part of our daily lives, with most activities involving the use of a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Although digital devices won’t permanently damage your vision, they are capable of making you feel some uncomfortable symptoms with prolonged use.

Digital eye strain can affect people of all ages, although the culprit may not always be the devices themselves. You may feel fatigued and uncomfortable after long periods spent sewing, reading, or performing other activities close to the face. Additionally, your posture, environment, and ocular health can cause stress on your eyes and muscles.

It is vital to stay aware of your habits and what you can do to make your daily activities easier on your body.

If you spend the majority of your day using digital devices, you may experience symptoms of digital eye strain. These include:

  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Dry eyes
  • Neck and shoulder pain

Misalignment of the eyes, especially convergence insufficiency (eyes that require extra work to converge inwards with near work) is a common cause that can be relieved with special prescription lenses for your glasses called Neurolens.

The way you use your digital devices can significantly minimize any discomfort you may experience. Some of the most significant stressors on your vision and upper body muscles involve the environment your device is in and your posture while using them.

Poor lighting, glare, and sitting too close or too far away from your device can cause your eyes to work harder than they need to. Additional stress on your eyes can cause them to become fatigued more quickly, making concentration and productivity difficult.

Avoiding Digital Eye Strain

First and foremost, having yearly eye exams will help to detect misalignment of your eyes, focusing difficulties, and changes in your vision.

Proper body positioning and adequate lighting can make a world of difference when it comes to device usage. If you’re using a computer, having your screen placed so you gaze slightly downward at it is ideal. Having your device around an arms-length away from your face is also helpful.

Ensuring your monitor or device is placed strategically to avoid glare or using an anti-glare screen protector can help to prevent stress on your eyes. Sit upright in a chair with a back to promote good posture with your feet flat on the floor.

One of the best rules to follow when using digital devices for an extended amount of time is to take adequate breaks — a great way to remember to do this is to keep in mind The 20-20-20 rule. For every 20 minutes of continuous device use, focus on something 20 feet away for 20 seconds, allowing your eyes to readjust and refocus.

If you are using digital devices properly and continue to experience symptoms, you may have an undiagnosed eye condition. Please don’t hesitate to book an appointment for a thorough evaluation.

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You can find us in Lincoln, NE at 5630 S 84th St #120. We are at the Northeast corner of 84th & Old Cheney in the North most building, across the intersection diagonally from Lincoln Christian Schools.

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Eye Exams
Eye Exams

Getting your eyes examined at least once a year can help to detect the early stages of eye disease and offer ways to manage symptoms. Safeguarding your ocular health can improve the longevity of your clear vision.


Neurolenses are prescription eyeglass lenses that can help relieve the eye strain, headaches, and neck/shoulder pain that many people experience as a result of digital device use. Neurolenses work by adding a contoured prism to the lenses, helping to align the eyes.

Contact Lenses
Contact Lenses

Contacts are suitable for most individuals and can treat some corneal irregularities. We can help you find the contact lenses that work best for you, even if you’ve had some trouble in the past.

Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management
Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management

We can help identify early signs of eye disease and provide a treatment plan that works best for you. We can effectively treat and manage conditions like glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and cataracts.

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