The Basics - Digital Eye Strain - mEYEspa at Studio Eye Care
When we use a computer, tablet or smart phone for an extended period, many of us experience digital eye strain. There are several reasons why this occurs including:
- posture & ergonomics
- long periods of sustained focus
- back-lit screens
- improper prescription glasses or contact lenses
- eye muscle / alignment issues
In addition all of those reasons, the fact that we blink significantly less when our attention is focused on a screen also significantly contributes to eye irritation, blurry vision and fatigue through dry eye.
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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