Preventing digital eye strain

CREVE COEUR, MO (KPLR) – A whopping 70 percent of people who use computers report some sort of eye or vision problems. Doctors have discovered our digital world can take a toll on our eyesight.

Symptoms of eye strain can include headache, eye pain, double vision, loss of focus, redness and watering.

Optometrist Sean Mulqueeny, of Mulqueeny Eye Centers, talked with Elliot Weiler about the symptoms and how to treat it.

· Eye and vision problems are reported in 70 to 75% of people who work on a computer

· Symptoms of digital eye strain include: headaches, eye pain, redness, watering, double vision and loss of focus

· When focusing intensely, people tend to blink less, which can contribute to dry eye

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