In the digital age, we are constantly glued to screens. Be it our phones, computers, or TVs, our eyes are constantly working overtime. This can lead to a condition called eye strain.
What is eye strain?
Eye strain is a condition that occurs when the eyes are overworked. It can affect people of all ages, but it is most common in teenagers and adults who use computers for long periods of time, stare at their phones for hours on end, or watch TV or series all day and night.
Symptoms of eye strain:
- Pain in the eyes, sockets, or surrounding areas
- Feeling of tired eyes, blurred vision, and inability to see clearly
- Eye irritation, burning, and itching
- Dry eyes
- Watery eyes for no reason
- Increased sensitivity to light
- How to relieve eye strain:
The simplest way to relieve eye strain is to give your eyes enough rest. This includes taking frequent breaks to look at something far away to relax your eye muscles, maintaining a proper distance from your computer screen, and adjusting the brightness of your screen so that it is not too bright or too dark. You should also avoid sitting in front of a fan or air conditioner, as this can directly expose your eyes to the wind and cause dry eyes.
Another way to reduce eye strain, especially for people who wear glasses, is to choose lenses that help reduce eye strain. For example, Zeen lenses are specifically designed to reduce eye strain. They feature Boost accommodation technology to relieve eye pain during focus changes, and a Digital Profile that provides a wider and more comfortable field of view when using smartphones and computers. Additionally, the Zeen Pro model adds Binocular Balance technology to provide sharp images with every movement of the face and eyes, whether sitting upright or lying on your side. You will not see blurred or double vision. Importantly, it can also be enhanced with blue light protection, making it ideal for digital users.
If you spend all day working in front of a screen, or are a series or streamer who stares at the screen for long periods of time, we recommend choosing glasses lenses like Zeen and Zeen Pro. They help reduce eye strain and make your screen time smooth and uninterrupted!
Additional tips to prevent eye strain:
- Take regular breaks from screen time.
- Follow the 20-20-20 rule: every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
- Use artificial tears to keep your eyes moist.
- Get regular eye exams.