Eye Surgeon, Ophthalmologist

Effective ways of Managing Eye Strain: Tom S. Chang MD

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Eye strain condition is temporal and may disappear after a few weeks after getting some rest or engaging in some activities. According to Tom S Chang MD, the manager of Acuity Eye Group. Some prevalent signs include headaches, blurred vision, nausea, dry eyes, and a sore neck. The use of digital devices (digital screens, computers, and phones) is the main cause of eye strain. Chang also connects activities that require much focus like writing, driving, and reading to eye strain. Additionally, dim and bright lights are also part of the main causes. 

 

So, how can you manage eye strain? 

First, the eye specialist advises the use of suitable lighting. In the 20-20-20 regulation, Dr. Chang advises people to focus on anything while 20 feet away. The whole process of The 20/20/20 Rule should similarly take 20 seconds in a third of an hour. Tom S Chang MD keeps on explaining that individuals should take a 20-second break every 20 minutes to glance away from their devices as a general rule and concentrate on an object at least 20 feet away.

 

If you work on an activity that requires intense focus activity, use eye drops as they lubricate the eyes and accelerate the blinking rate that eventually reduces eye strain. Tom S Chang MD also recommends that people should moderate the digital device settings for better eye health. Adjust the digital device settings in terms of regulating the font size, screen brightness, and contrast. Computers need to be at an arm’s length distance while in use. Chang proposes eye palming as an effective treatment method for eye strain. This method enhances the free circulation of blood around the eyes and enables the eyes to get relief. Yawning and blinking are also effective therapies that help relax the eye muscles.