Is Technology Damaging Our Eyes?

Keeping our Eyes Safe from Technology with Eyes First Vision Center

Electronic devices have been in existence for centuries. The television was perhaps the most popular and most watched electronic devices at the beginning of its time. However, since the invention of computers, iPads and tablets, Americans eyesight is paying a hefty price for the advancements being made in technology. The eye exam is an important part of eye care. Technology, especially computer jobs requires constant monitoring which often leads to eye strain.

What Symptoms Do the Eye Doctor Look For?

According to Everyday Health, the average American spends nine or more hours per day in front of a computer, cellphone or tablet screen. Most people fail to make the connection between dry eyes, red eyes and other vision problems. Any optometrist will express concern about the effects blue digital screens have on the ocular nerve. When people stare at a computer screen for a long period of time they tend to develop ocular headaches. Ocular headaches do not require any medication and normally go away in 20 to 30 minutes. The symptoms of ocular disturbances include:

  • Blind spots
  • Flashes of light
  • Blurriness
  • Seeing stars

Vision Care At Its Best

One of the major concerns is the type of artificial light that stems from the blue digital screen. While light is a natural part of our lives, artificial light is damaging to your eyes. Blue light is everywhere, as it is part of the light spectrum and includes other colors that are visible to our eyes. Nevertheless, the benefits of natural blue lights can improve our overall health, but over an extended period (especially at night) the blue light effect can disrupt natural sleep patterns. However, with normal exposure blue lights can:

  • Increase feelings of well being
  • Elevate moods
  • Increase reaction times
  • Boost alertness

Contact Our Local Optometrist Today

If you are experiencing any of these visual problems, and live in or near Manahawkin, Toms River, Middletown, Manchester, Eatontown, Bricktown, Red Bank, Sea Girt, Matawan, or Hazlet, stop by our optometry center and make your first appointment. Eyes First Vision Center specializes in caring for overworked eyes. As technology continues to advance, Americans eyesight will continue to decline. Give us a call at (866-393-7347).

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