What Is Digital Eye Strain?

What Is Digital Eye Strain 

Nowadays, most of us have jobs or school that require us to stare and use the computer screen for long periods of times. Subsequently, with the long duration of computer usage your eyes may feel tired or irritated after these long hours of using computers. This condition is known as Digital Eye Strain (DES). It is also known as computer vision syndrome (CVS) and visual fatigue (VF). 

Symptoms Of Digital Eye Strain 

Now, many of you may wonder what the most common symptoms are associated with digital eye strain. Some of them are eyestrains, headaches, blurred vision, dry eyes and even neck and shoulder pain. These symptoms may be caused by poor lighting, glare on a digital screen, improper viewing distances, poor seating posture, uncorrected vision problems or a combination of all these factors.  

Adding on, many of these visual symptoms are temporary and will disappear and after refraining from excessive computer use or use of digital devices. On the other hand, some individuals may experience more severe repercussions such as reduced visual abilities, such as blurred distance vision, even after stopping work at a computer. If no action is taken to address the cause of the problem, the symptoms will continue to recur and could worsen with any further digital screen usage.  

Thus, at Hyperion we want the best for you and your eyes. With Hyperion, we will be able to prevent or reduce the visual problems related to the digital eye strain by helping block and stop excessive blue light from harming your eyes with our gaming glasses.  

What Causes Digital Eye Strain 

Digital eye strain is mainly caused by a daily use of computers or any digital screen for several hours at a time. Many people may not understand that viewing a computer or digital screen is vastly different from reading a printed page. Normally, the letters on the digital screens will not be as accurate and precise, the level of contrast of the letters to the background will be reduced, and the presence of glare and reflections on the screen may make viewing different. With Hyperion’s Accolade Lenses we can solve this issue easily. (Insert link of accolade lenses) 

Some people who have purchased glasses or contact lenses prescription may even find that it’s not compatible with the specific viewing distances of their computer screens. This is why some people have to tilt their heads at specific angles because their glasses are not catered for viewing a computer screen. This may cause them to have a weird and uncomfortable sitting posture and can result in pain in the neck or shoulders. As we also are backed by a team of Optometrists, we will be able to help diagnose and determine the power required for your required viewing distance. 

How Is One Diagnosed Digital Eye Strain 

Digital eye strain can be diagnosed through a comprehensive eye examination through an Optometrist at an optical store or anywhere with the required equipment.  

The examination may include having your patient history to find out if there are any symptoms the patient is experiencing and the presence of any general health problems, medications taken, or environmental factors that may be contributing to the symptoms.  

You may also need to go through a visual acuity measurement to assess the extent of which your vision is affected. Adding on, you also must do a refraction test to determine the appropriate lens power required to compensate for any refractive errors. Some examples are near-sightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism.  

Lastly, you must also test how your eyes focus, move, and work together. This testing is called Binocular Vision Testing and this is important to look out for issues that stop your eyes from focusing effectively or make it difficult for both eyes to work together.  

How to Counter Digital Eye Strain 

There are many solutions to digital screen-related vision problems. Here at Hyperion, we recommend getting one of our gaming glasses which are Helios, Eos, Selene, and Theia.  

Some people who do not require the use of prescribed glasses for other daily activities may overlook getting glasses to protect their eyes, as they do not feel the need to until it is too late before their eyesight starts to deteriorate. Moreover, some people may have glasses or contact lenses prescribed for general use and may not be suitable for computer screens. However, these individuals will be able to benefit from glasses from Hyperion that is prescribed specifically for computer use.  

Simply put, protecting your eyes is impossible, you just need to know what and how to solve it. At Hyperion, we bring the solution right to your doorstep, which is to protect your eyes with our gaming glasses.  

The gear that fits you, giving you nothing less than a great gaming experience. 


References and Citations 

Kranze, P. (n.d.). Digital Eye Strain. Retrieved from https://www.nceyes.org/digital-eye-strain 

Willaims, S. C. (n.d.). Computer Eye Strain: How to Prevent Eye Strain From Screen Time. Retrieved from https://www.webmd.com/eye-health/prevent-digital-eyestrain 

Digital Eye Strain. (2021, November 03). Retrieved from https://plano.co/eye-health/digital-eye-strain/ 

Computer vision syndrome (Digital eye strain). (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.aoa.org/healthy-eyes/eye-and-vision-conditions/computer-vision-syndrome?sso=y 

What Is Digital Eye Strain?