5 Signs You Could be Suffering from Eye Fatigue or Digital Eye Strain - Here's How To Deal: A blog around signs of eye fatigue and tips on how to deal with it
5 Signs You Could be Suffering from Eye Fatigue or Digital Eye Strain - Here's How To Deal: A blog around signs of eye fatigue and tips on how to deal with it.
If you're like me, working on a computer all day is a big part of your job. Whether you're working from home or in an office setting, it's important to take care of your eyes and body. Your eyes are one of the most sensitive parts of your body, so it's imperative that you protect them by getting regular eye exams and taking breaks from staring at screens regularly.
You feel eye pain.
Eye pain is a common symptom, but it can also be a sign of serious problems. Eye pain may occur when you are tired or have been staring at screens for too long. It's important to know that if you experience this symptom, it could be caused by many different things and not necessarily eye fatigue or digital eye strain. In some cases, the cause may be an underlying problem such as dry eyes or glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye).
If you are experiencing any type of discomfort in your eyes—whether it is mild or severe—you should see your doctor immediately for an exam. When treating eye fatigue and digital eye strain, following these tips will help ease symptoms:
Take frequent breaks from using electronics
Blink often and moisturize regularly
- Using blue light glasses when on your laptop or watching television
You have headaches or neck aches.
It's common to experience headaches and neck aches when you're experiencing eye fatigue. It's also common to notice that these symptoms are worse after you've been staring at a screen for a long time, and that they improve as soon as you stop looking at the screen.
Headaches can be caused by eye strain from digital devices or computers, especially if you spend eight or more hours a day in front of them. So if your eyes are feeling strained after sitting in front of a computer screen all day, it may be time for some rest and relaxation before getting back on the computer again.
You might not find this surprising—after all, your head rests directly on top of your shoulders! But what about other parts of your body? Neck aches can also be caused by using too much technology; in fact, most people experience neck pain every single day! This is because our necks act as shock absorbers for our heads while we sit at our desks during the day; without them there would be nothing between us (and our brains) hitting against hard surfaces like desks and chairs all day long!
Your eyes get tired easily.
Your eyes feel strained, dry, or itchy. They may also feel like they are burning or heavy and/or painful. You may notice that your eyes are bloodshot or feel swollen at the end of the day.
You have dry eyes.
Dry eyes can be a symptom of eye fatigue. It’s important to pay attention to the signs, as dry eyes can also be a sign of other conditions like aging, allergies and even certain medications.
Let’s look at some of the reasons that you might be suffering from dry eyes:
Over-exposure to blue light
Not blinking enough
Not wearing sunglasses when outside in bright light (for example driving)
Not wearing eye drops regularly (daily if needed)
Not wearing blue light glasses when looking at a screen
Aging - this is when fluid volume decreases which causes your natural tear film to break down resulting in more evaporation and less lubrication; sometimes this happens gradually but it may also happen quickly after an injury or surgery; age-related conditions such as cataracts or macular degeneration can also cause increased evaporation of tears because they affect how much light enters the eye
You have difficulty focusing or you see blurred images.
If you have difficulty focusing or see blurry images when reading, it's important to make sure that you're not staring too closely at your screen.
If your vision is blurry and you need help focusing, ask a friend or family member to get close enough to read the text on your screen and describe what they see. You can also use a magnifying glass or even squinting—whatever works best for you in order to see better.
If they tell you there are no words on the screen but instead just random shapes, it might mean that either:
Your eyes are dry (see step 4). The text on your computer's screen is too small for comfortable reading (see step 2). Your glasses prescription needs updating (see step 3).
Pay attention to the signs your body is telling you!
A lot of times, we forget to listen to our bodies. We ignore the signs they give us because they're inconvenient or don't fit into our busy schedules. Our body sends us signals that something is wrong and needs attention. If you can't see well, it's time to pay attention!
Our eyes are often neglected when it comes to health care, but they can tell us a lot about what state we're in physically and mentally. They can also be used as a barometer for how well you're doing overall; some people notice that their vision gets worse when they've been under stress or working too hard lately (or vice versa).
Our mind plays an important role here too: if your mind isn't relaxed, then neither will be your body! Try meditating for five minutes before starting on any task - this can help ease tension before getting started on work or school assignments where eye strain would otherwise occur over time due to lack of focus due largely in part from being anxious about not finishing tasks quickly enough so there's no chance for errors made during those times either way so this works out great overall really just makes sense why would anyone else think differently?
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, its time to get yourself a pair of our blue light glasses and give your eyes the comfort they deserve. Alternatively, seek medical attention if the problem persists.