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Digital Eye Strain Relief in Novato

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Manage Sore & Tired Eyes

Whether you’re getting some homework done or watching that one last episode before bed, staring at your digital devices could leave your eyes feeling irritated, sore, and tired.

With the help of our team, you can get back to enjoying clear, comfortable vision when using your favorite digital device.

Find out how Total Vision Novato, formerly known as E. McCurdy O.D., can help, and please book your appointment today.

What is Digital Eye Strain?

Digital eye strain is an eye condition that may occur when you look at a digital device for a long time. However, activities like reading, writing, or driving for long periods can also strain your eyes, leading to symptoms like:

  • Wateriness
  • Redness
  • Irritation
  • Sore neck and shoulders
  • Headaches

We take a health-based approach to managing your digital eye strain symptoms. We can examine the various factors that affect your eye comfort during an eye exam, like your lifestyle, eye health, and tear film.

Finding Relief

We always recommend having an eye exam if you are experiencing discomfort. Some eye strain symptoms could also signify a different eye problem, and we want to make sure your eyes are getting the proper treatment.

If you’re looking for some quick relief, you may use simple techniques and exercises to help manage your eye comfort before you visit our team.

The 20/20/20 Rule

The 20/20/20 rule can help manage eye strain while working for a long period of time. Every 20 minutes, look at something about 20 feet away for 20 seconds.

This break gives your eyes a chance to blink, readjust, and find some comfort before you get back to work.

There are many types of eye drops available to help with eye strain symptoms. However, we always recommend having an eye exam before using any over-the-counter products.

In some cases, we may be able to prescribe medicated eye drops to address your specific needs, like dry eye-related issues.

Adjusting your workplace ergonomics can also help reduce eye strain symptoms.

Some tips include:

  • Adjusting your screen’s brightness to match the room you are in.
  • Angling your screen away from light sources that could cause glare.
  • Sitting in a position where your screens are 20 degrees below eye level and about an arm’s length away.

Reclaim Your Eye Comfort Today

Digital eye strain is a common issue that many people struggle with. Find meaningful solutions by booking an appointment with us today!

We’re Ready to See You

Our office is in the Sequoia Professional Center, just north of the Novato Public Library.

Our Address

  • 1730 Novato Boulevard, Suite C
  • Novato, CA 94947

Contact Information

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 8:30 AM 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:30 AM 6:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:30 AM 6:30 PM
  • Thursday: 8:30 AM 5:30 PM
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

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