Do you have a crick in your neck, a sore shoulder, or an aching back? Maybe your eyes are dry, your vision is blurry at the end of the day, or you have a persistent headache that just won’t quit? These are all symptoms of digital eye strain, reported by 65 percent of Americans.
For many of us, it may feel as though most of our day is spent staring at one screen or another, and it could be taking a toll on our eyesight. More than 10,000 adults were surveyed for the report and it found that 90 percent of Americans use digital devices for at least two hours a day, 60 percent use them for five or more hours a day, and 70 percent use two or more devices at once. For those of you reading this on your phone in front of the TV, that will come as little surprise.
While symptoms like blurred vision or eye fatigue should fade when eyes are rested, there are also concerns about the long-term impact of too much screen time. The report links blue light exposure to age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.