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Save Your Vision Month: Digital eye strain in the workplace

Save Your Vision Month: Digital eye strain in the workplace

According to AOA’s 2015 American Eye-Q® survey, 58 percent of adults surveyed have experienced digital eye strain as a result of time spent on a computer.

Each March, the AOA reminds Americans of the importance of eye health and regular, comprehensive eye exams.

Symptoms of digital eye strain, also known as computer vision syndrome, include eyestrain, headaches, blurred vision, dry eyes and neck and shoulder pain.

“As more people spend their days at work on a computer and their free time on handheld devices, doctors of optometry are seeing more patients who are experiencing digital eye strain,” says AOA President Steven A. Loomis, O.D. “The problem can be relieved by taking simple steps. Just looking away from the computer for brief periods of time throughout the day can help with discomfort and long-term eye problems.”