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Shining Light on Identifying Digital Eye Strain

As screen time has increased, so have the number of people experiencing eye discomfort.With the increase in accessibility and usage of digital devices, there has also been an increase in concern. What effects are they having on the body? Is this affecting children’s mental development? What are the long-term implications of this much screen time? While these questions cannot be definitively answered yet, progress has been made in identifying common issues and complaints. Continue reading Shining Light on Identifying Digital Eye Strain

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Screen Time: An Ever-Growing Epidemic

Technology and devices have become an almost irreplaceable part of our routines.As technology continues to invade everyday life, it seems nearly impossible to escape the glow of a digital screen. From signing into the doctor’s office on an iPad to ordering fast food from a kiosk in the restaurant, digital devices are everywhere. Even grade schools and middle schools are beginning to incorporate devices in their curriculums, and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight for the barrage of media and devices. Jim Gaffigan spoke on this subject for CBS news, saying, “Screens are a part of our lives. They are not going away.” Continue reading Screen Time: An Ever-Growing Epidemic

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The Effects of Screen Time for Kids

Even though some devices have learning qualities, parents are beginning to worry their kids' excessive screen time.As the holidays approach, there are many digital gadgets children may be asking for or receiving. Some of the more popular gifts include flat-screen TVs, tablets, phones, streaming devices (Firestick, Roku, Apple TV, etc.), and gaming systems. Even Fisher-Price is offering the Think & Learn Smart Cycle, which syncs with a tablet for kids to play learning games while they ride the attached stationary bike. While some of these devices add learning opportunities, most of them come with added screen time, which may be cause for concern. The effects of excessive screen time are usually considered when adults work on computers for 8+ hours a day, but parents are starting to notice their children’s symptoms. Continue reading The Effects of Screen Time for Kids

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5 Ways to Reduce Digital Eye Strain in the Workplace

March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month, and most jobs utilize digital devices in some way these days. According to the Vision Council, over 83% of Americans reported using digital devices for at least 2 hours every day, and about 82% of the country admit to using devices for more than 2 hours a day. Continue reading 5 Ways to Reduce Digital Eye Strain in the Workplace

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6 tips to safeguard against digital eye strain symptoms and occasional dry eye

Digital eye strain can cause occasional dry eye. If your eyes ever felt itchy and tired after hours looking at a screen, this could be why. Learn more!Do you start your morning checking e-mail from your phone before your feet hit the floor? Most of us do. In fact, most office workers today spend a large portion of time at work sitting in front of a computer screen. We even use digital devices at home to unwind. You may not realize it, but we spend a great deal of time interacting with our electronic devices. But, we rarely pause to think how these activities affect us until the headaches, sore eyes, and blurry vision forces us to stop what we were doing

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