Digital Eye Strain in Chevy Chase & Washington, D.C.

Book Appointment

When Was the Last Time You Gave Your Eyes a Break?

In today’s society, a large majority of our day is spent on screens; from school, to work, to home, we’re surrounded by them. While technology is great, looking at screens isn’t so great for your eyes—prolonged time staring at screens can increase your risk of developing digital eye strain.

According to The Vision Council, nearly 80% of American adults use digital devices for more than 2 hours per day, and 59% of those adults experienced symptoms of digital eye strain. 

Book an appointment at Eye Ex and we’ll help develop a plan to give your eyes a well-deserved break.

A woman taking off her glasses and rubbing her eyes due to digital eye strain.

Digital Eye Strain Symptoms

Symptoms of digital eye strain include:

  • Red eyes
  • Burning eyes
  • Tired eyes
  • Blurry vision
  • Double vision
  • Frequent headaches
  • Twitching eyelids
  • Trouble switching focus

How to Reduce Digital Eye Strain

Thankfully, there are several ways to reduce digital eye strain. One of the most important things you can do is remember to give your eyes a rest.

20-20-20 Rule

The American Optometric Association suggests following the 20-20-20 rule: Every 20 minutes, you should take a 20-second break and shift your focus to an object that is at least 20 feet away from you.

The 20-20-20 rule helps to give your eyes some well deserved rest while looking at digital screens, helping to reduce the effects of digital eye strain.

Keeping your screens clear of dust and debris can help your eyes to focus better, reducing digital eye strain.

People tend to blink less when staring at a screen. Keeping your eyes moisturized with eye drops can help prevent your eyes from drying out.

We’re Here to Help Alleviate Digital Eye Strain

For more information about digital eye strain and how to find relief for your eyes, book an appointment online, or give us a call at our Chevy Chase, MD office or our Washington, DC office.

We also welcome walk-in patients.

Our Locations

Chevy Chase

We’re located just off North Park Avenue along Shoemaker Farm Lane. If you have any trouble finding our office, don’t hesitate to give us a call!

  • 4600 North Park Ave., Plaza North
  • Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Washington DC

Find us in the heart of downtown, just off K Street. We’re located in the Davis Building next to Chase Bank. If you have any trouble finding us, feel free to give us a call!

  • 1629 K St NW #502
  • Washington, DC 20006
instagram facebook facebook2 pinterest twitter google-plus google linkedin2 yelp youtube phone location calendar share2 link star-full star star-half chevron-right chevron-left chevron-down chevron-up envelope fax