Relief for Digital Eye Strain in San Ramon

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Find Comfort While Using Your Favorite Devices

We use many digital devices throughout the day. We use them to work, to connect with friends, and even to entertain ourselves for hours on end. But using a digital device can sometimes lead to watery, irritated, and uncomfortable eyes, affecting your work and concentration.

Digital eye strain, or computer vision syndrome, affects nearly 70% of Americans using digital devices, but our team is ready to help. If you struggle with eye comfort while using a device, reach out to us today to book your appointment.

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What Is Digital Eye Strain?

Digital eye strain is characterized by irritated, watery, tired eyes when focusing on an up-close object.

Despite the name, digital devices themselves are not solely responsible for causing your symptoms. Any close-up work, like reading or writing, can cause eye strain, even if you aren’t looking at a screen.

Symptoms

Some of the most common symptoms of digital eye strain include:

  • Dry eyes
  • Watery eyes
  • Irritation
  • Headaches
  • Neck and shoulder pain

The Role of Blue Light

You may have heard the term “blue light” used before, especially when shopping for new glasses, but what is it, and what does it actually do to your eyes?

Blue light is a specific wavelength of visible light we’re exposed to every single day. We get most of our blue light from the sun, and our brain interprets this light as a sign to be awake, alert, and active. Smaller amounts of blue light are also emitted from our screens. However, overexposure to blue light can cause symptoms that could affect our vision and overall health.

Studies have shown that too much blue light exposure before bed can disrupt our circadian rhythm, affecting our ability to sleep.

We recommend wearing blue light protection when working with digital devices for long periods and sunglasses when you are outside on sunny days. If you’re having trouble sleeping, try limiting your device use before going to bed.

Quick Tips for Managing Your Symptoms

We can recommend various types of eye drops and artificial tears to help manage your symptoms. Please speak to our team before you pick up any over-the-counter eye drops. Some drops are better than others, and we’d love to give you advice on what’s safest for your eyes.

The 20-20-20 rule is a common exercise we recommend to many of our patients.

Every 20 minutes, spend 20 seconds looking at objects about 20 feet away from you. This little break helps your eyes readjust, blink, and completely relax before getting back to work.

Another way to manage digital eye strain is by adjusting your workstation ergonomics. When sitting down at your desk, make sure you:

  • Adjust your screen brightness to match your room.
  • Minimize glare on your screen.
  • Position you screen 5 to 8 degrees below eye level and about an arm’s length away.
  • Adjust your seat so your feet rest flat on the floor.

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We are located right at the junction of Norris Canyon Road and San Ramon Valley Boulevard, in PS Business Park.

Where to Park?

Access the extensive parking lot with accessible parking off San Ramon Valley Boulevard.

Our Address

2551 San Ramon Valley Boulevard
Suite #101

San Ramon, CA 94583

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Hours Of Operation

Monday
9 AM6 PM
Tuesday
9 AM6 PM
Wednesday
9 AM6 PM
Thursday
9 AM6 PM
Friday
10 AM5 PM
Weekends
Closed

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