Is Technology Damaging Our Eyes?

How is Technology Damaging our Eyes?

It is estimated that an average adult in this country spends at least nine hours a day on or in front of their technology, including monitors, smartphones, and laptops. Preserve and protect your eyes with regular appointments with your provider at Eyes First, serving patients from multiple locations, including Bricktown, Eatontown, Hazlet, Manahawkin, Manchester, Matawan, Middletown, Red Bank, Sea Girt, and Toms River.

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Is technology damaging our eyes? Sources say ‘yes’.

Sources report that the blue light, glare, and close-proximity of screens and monitors are responsible for some of the Ocular impacts widely reported.

Some ways that technology could be hurting your eyes and damaging your vision are:

Headaches

It is not uncommon for individuals who spend significant time online or on their phones to experience eye strain and headaches. Optometry providers are reporting a correlation between headaches and time spent online among patients. It is reported that approximately 70% of American adults experience at least one bout of eye strain due to their digital devices and toys.

Nearsightedness

While it remains a disputed fact, many people report a loss of vision and increased nearsightedness from spending hours daily on technology. Evidence does support this and your optometrist or doctor may be one of many who caution their patients of the adverse effects technology may have on vision.

Dry Eyes

Eye care professionals are seeing more patients reporting dry eyes and irritation during their routine exam; again, this could be a direct repercussion of spending too much time in front of a screen. First, try to walk away from technology for a while to give your eyes a chance to re-lubricate themselves.

Is technology damaging your eyes? Call today for a vision examination.

Curb the damage that technology may be causing your eyes. Visit Eyes First, in the center of many convenient locales, and call 866-393-7347 for an appointment. Preserve your vision with an exam today.

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