Computer Vision Syndrome (Digital Eye Strain): What helps you?
Do you struggle with vision when working on your computer or mobile device? You are not alone. Digital eye strain also commonly called computer vision syndrome, includes a range of visual symptoms. It is estimated that its prevalence may be 50% or more among computer users.
Reference: Digital eye strain: prevalence, measurement and amelioration: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6020759/
Are you one of the 50% of people using computers extensively? Have you had visual symptoms related to digital eye strain?
What experiences have you had? What has helped?
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My eyes get tired frequently as I am on 3 different eye drops daily for glaucoma including Dorzolimide, Pilocarpine, and Rocklatan. I also use Refresh Plus eye drops inbeteen to help keep my eyes hydrated.
Here is link to Mayo Clinic information on eye strain including suggestions:
Some of the tips including adjusting lighting. I close doors and blinds to reduce glare, and I use a gooseneck lamp by computer that I can shine on documents I need to read.
Thanks Don, I also use the Refresh eye drops a few times a day to keep my eyes hydrated. I try to blink more often when using the computer but sometimes I just don't think about it. Lighting is something that I'm always tweaking to see better.
Refresh also works for me, and my doc suggests I set a timer for every hour I am at work. When it alerts me, I get up and look out a window for a few minutes. It seems to help a bit.
BTW: I have ET w/JAK2, contributes to eye strain and blurry vision.