Don't blame it on aging! You may actually be suffering from digital eye strain or computer vision syndrome.
In this age of digital devices (ie. TVs, computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones) chances are that you are subjected to one or more of these devices much of your day. Statistics show that approximately 60% of adults are spending more than six hours looking at some sort of screen.
Symptoms may include:
- Red, burning, dry, scratchy eyes
- Blurred vision
- Issues focusing
- Neck, shoulder or back pain
Computer glasses may also be helpful and help alleviate strain on your eyes. Here is one company where you can purchase such protective eye wear.
Dr. Ginger is back in this week's edition of "Healthy Steps with Dr. Ginger" to provide these and many more solutions to help save those peepers and avoid digital devastation to your eyes.