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Digital Eye Strain Relief in San Mateo, San Jose, San Ramon, & Juneau

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We Live In a
Digital Era

Digital eye strain, or digital eye fatigue, is a common but troubling issue that is a direct side effect of the ever-increasing use of technology. It’s characterized by various symptoms that result in pain, discomfort, and sometimes even vision changes.

What is Digital Eye Strain?

Digital eye strain is a form of eye strain that is caused by viewing digital screens for prolonged periods of time. Usually, digital eye strain arises due to a lack of breaks from viewing screens and giving your eyes time to rest. Other factors like posture and ambient lighting can also influence the development of digital eye strain.

Signs & Symptoms of
Digital Eye Strain


Symptoms of digital eye strain may include:

  • Headaches
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Problems with visual focus
  • Dry eyes
  • Redness
  • Tired or heavy eyes
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Trouble sleeping

Factors of Digital Eye Strain

Digital eye strain is a relatively new condition that has arisen due to the increased need and use of digital screens in the modern era. There are many different factors to consider when looking at the consequences digital devices can have on the health and comfort of our eyes.

Testing Your Vision

We will test your visual acuity and measure any refractive error so we can provide you with an updated glasses prescription if needed. If you’re looking for contact lenses, we’ll take additional measurements of your cornea to find the right fit for your contacts.

We’ll also test how your eyes move and focus together; if they’re not working as a team, you might experience discomfort, especially if you work at a computer.

To examine the health of your eyes, we may use a few different devices based on your particular needs and risks. We might ask to use dilating drops to provide us a better view of the structures inside your eyes.

We’ll use a hand-held ophthalmoscope and a slit lamp microscope, which you rest your chin on, to examine both the outer and inner structures of your eyes.

We may also measure the intraocular pressure of your eye to screen for glaucoma.

In excessive amounts, blue light has been shown to affect your circadian rhythm and sleep pattern, and may cause eye strain and eye fatigue. There are also a growing number of concerns for excessive blue light exposure for children, especially under the age of 5 years old, but those studies are ongoing.

Don’t Keep Suffering Digital Eye Strain

If you are concerned that you are suffering from digital eye strain, Optical Illusions: An Optometric Practice can help you find relief. We provide our patients with customized treatment plans after thoroughly evaluating what usage habits, underlying conditions, and other factors are causing the problem.

Our Locations

San Mateo

  • 194 Hillsdale Shopping Center
  • San Mateo, CA 94403

San Jose

  • 377 Santana Row, Suite #1115
  • San Jose, CA 95128

San Ramon

  • 6000 Bollinger Canyon Road, Suite #1104
  • San Ramon, CA 94583


  • 9309 Glacier Hwy, Suite A103
  • Juneau, AK 99801

Family Eye Exams

An eye exam is an essential part of preventive health care. At Optical Illusions: An Optometric Practice, we invest in industry-leading diagnostic technology that gives us an unprecedented view of your eye health and vision.

With this technology, we can provide truly personalized and comprehensive eye care to patients of all ages.

Access high-quality eye care from a team that genuinely cares.

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