Reasons for Digital Eye Strain: Back Lit Screens
Hippus is the normal involuntary small rhythmic pulses (dilation/constriction) of the pupil. The frequency and size of hippus movements are influenced by light.
There is a school of thought that backlit screens cause more fatigue and strain because they induce more intense hippus movements. This would be why many people enjoy reading more on paper or e-readers vs. tablets/laptops/phones. There is not much research on this topic to make recommendations.
Glaucoma and dry eye disease are conditions that have correlation but no causation. Glaucoma does not cause dry eye but these conditions often appear together... The medications used to treat glaucoma are commonly implemented as a toxic cause mild-to-moderate even severe dry eyes.
If you are currently using standard glaucoma medications then there is a very good chance that you also have dry eye issues. What can you do?
Fake or counterfeit eye-related products such as eye drops and vitamins are a relatively new phenomenon. This is dangerous not only because the content is now unknown but patients that are not receiving a proper supplement will have increased risk of vision loss. Imitation product creeps into the market though three channels... Read more