Are your eyes are paying the price for excessive screen time?
Eyestrain is a common condition that occurs when your eyes become fatigued from prolonged use, such as long distance driving or staring at screens of computers and other electronic devices.
This doesn't only show up as eye pain. Discomfort can also be felt in the face, chin, forehead, temples, and even shoulders when you crane your neck, screw your eyes up, or squint frequently. General exhaustion, a decline in productivity, and an increase in workplace mistakes can all be caused by all of these symptoms.
The good news is that eyestrain isn't serious or permanent and frequently goes away if what's causing it is solved, despite the fact that it can be uncomfortable and irritating.
Who might be suffering from Eyestrain?
Before you visit a doctor or optometrist if you suspect you have eyestrain, write down what you were doing just before the symptoms appeared.
Your eyes will be examined by an optometrist, who may also test your eyesight. They might also quiz you about the causes of your eye fatigue.
Undiagnosed eye problems such as hyperopia (long-sightedness), myopia (short-sightedness), and astigmatism are only a few of the many possible causes of eyestrain. Therefore, it is advised that you regularly have your eyes tested. Along with these undiagnosed vision problems, poor eye coordination can also cause our eyes to focus and converge incorrectly, which is another cause of eyestrain.
Causes of Eyestrain
- Using computers, smartphones, tablets and gaming consoles for a long time
- Driving for a long time
- Reading for a long time
- Straining to see things when the light is bad
- Being tired or stressed
- Bright or dazzling lights
- Not wearing your glasses or contact lenses, or wearing unsuitable glasses or contact lenses
- Medical problems with your eyes
- A long exposure at screens of computers and other electronic devices is definitely one of the main causes. In this digital age of Computers, Smartphones, Ipad’s and TV’s, now more than ever, our time spent in front of screens has become excessive.
This forces our eye muscles to “contract” with limited movement for long periods of time, causing these muscles to become over-strained. On top of this, after the age of 40, our eye muscles start to lose their elasticity and become more rigid. Add to this the impact of digital eyestrain, and you now have a recipe for tired aging eyes happening sooner than expected, potentially contributing to the global myopia epidemic that increases the risk of age related eye health issues.
What are the symptoms of Eyestrain?
These symptoms below can negatively affect our work, our children’s attention span and quality of life such as:
- Tired & fatigued eyes
- Dry, sore, red eyes
- Irritated & rubbing of the eyes
- Blurred & Double Vision
- Light sensitivity
- Poor sleep
What can you do to alleviate Eyestrain?
You can take a number of steps to decrease eyestrain.
If you are focusing on something for an extended period of time, breaks are crucial. This includes when you read, utilise technology like a phone or computer, or drive.
Children can also experience eyestrain, particularly if they spend a lot of time using their phones, playing video games, or watching TV. They must take periodic breaks. Less frequent use of electronic devices ought to help.
If you are in front of digital screens all day, you may need a few different solutions to get the best results in order to maintain good eye health.
Other products such as Blue Light Glasses are great for temporary relief by blocking out the blue-light only, however the main source of eyestrain does not come from the blue light spectrum.
If you are serious about looking after your overall health and longevity of your eyes, then a solution that gets to the ‘root cause’ of over-strained eyes, as well as aging eyes, should be your number one choice for you and your family.
Making the Eye exercises, a foundational part of your eye care regime, will ensure your eyes get the regular exercise they need to stay healthy.
How do I exercise my eyes to prevent Eyestrain?
Natural Mum would like to introduce you the simple device called Eye Yoga, the Eye Exercise.
Eye Yoga Heaset is designed to help minimise the symptoms of Digital Eyestrain, ultimately make your eyes feel more comfortable and help them cope with demanding hours of screen time. Through regular use, your eye muscles get the movement they need to increase blood flow and maintain flexibility as you age.
Developed in Australia and endorsed by professors, doctors, and optometrists worldwide, Eye Yoga is a 5-minute eye exercise device that leads you through a series of eye exercises taught by highly trained vision therapists and has incorporated them into one easy-to-use headset.
So, all you need to do is turn it on, put it on and relax!
The Eye Yoga Headset features six simple, easy and natural exercises that prompt you to focus your eyes on specific areas within and includes our unique patented design that uses smart glass to turn from opaque to fully transparent to accommodate the near and far-sighted exercise.
5 minutes a day Using the Eye Yoga device can provide immediate relief and is safe to use up to 5 times a day depending on the level of eyestrain you have and how quickly you want the symptoms gone. Your eyes will appear fresher, younger, and more awake.
The EYE YOGA HEADSET immediately provides an “active recovery” response, targeting the direct source of the discomfort – the intra & outer MUSCLES.
This offers instant relief by encouraging them to stretch and relax, out of the contracted hold, hence increasing blood flow & nutrients to these areas, improving the users physical and mental focus, with the eye area feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.
- Eye Yoga has 6 Key Vision Therapy Exercises with electronic smart glass built in to reduce eyestrain.
- Only takes 5 minutes to use with built in digital countdown.
- No thinking required. Just push the button & it’s like a 5 min meditation.
- It’s like going to the gym for your eyes
Celebrate taking back control of your health
After 5-7 days of regular use, you’ll wonder how you ever did without your Eye Yoga Device. Making it a regular part of you and your family’s eye care routine, means everyone gets to enjoy their screen time, without the worry.
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