Digital Eye Strain

Do you suffer from tired or strained eyes after prolonged screen time?
Do you wake up with eye strain or headaches?
Are you having difficulty sleeping after working with screens?

You may be suffering from digital eye strain.

What is digital eye strain?
Digital Eye Strain describes a group of eye and vision-related problems that result from prolonged computer, tablet and mobile phone use. Many individuals experience eye discomfort, sleep disruption and vision problems when viewing digital screens for extended periods.

To help alleviate digital eye strain it is recommended you try the 20-20-20 rule; take a 20-second break to view something 20 feet away every 20 minutes.



Symptoms of digital eye strain include:

  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Eye fatigue
  • Disrupted sleep pattern
  • Dry eyes
  • Neck and shoulder pain

These symptoms may be caused by exposure to blue light emitted from screens, poor lighting, glare on a digital screen, improper viewing distances, poor seating posture and uncorrected vision problems.


At Holley Optometrists we offer advice on your working environment, and on the latest Essilor lenses that absorb the harmful blue light, together with the latest anti reflective coatings to help combat eye fatigue and improve vision.

Computer Use Lenses