Digital Eye Strain & Workplace Eye InjuriesDigital Eye Strain
We are living in an extraordinarily digital age. Thanks to technology often small enough to hold in one hand, we can video chat across oceans, stream lectures online to thousands and read entire books on one screen. It's all shaping the way our world works, learns and socializes. But this digital world poses a potential risk to our eyes.
The issue is digital eye strain, which is caused by the overuse of digital devices. Because computer tablets, smartphones and other hand-held products are designed for reading and close range use, eyes must constantly refocus and reposition to process content like graphics and text. Over time, such efforts can lead to fatigue, irritation and vision problems.
You can learn more about digital eye strain including causes, symptoms, and prevention methods by reading the report Screens, Phones, Tablets and More: Keeping Your Eyes Safe in a Digital Age now available.
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