Today, people rely on screens more than in the past. From HD TVs, laptops, and desktop computers to tablets and smartphones, there are all sorts of screens we spend viewing every day. The number of hours spent viewing screens can have a negative effect on our eyes and cause strain.

Eventually, the eye strain can lead to vision problems where text and images can start to look blurry and out of focus. In fact, the percentage of Americans with nearsightedness has increased 13.8 % in the past 20 years, with 42.1 % of people now needing corrective vision.

It is not just adults that experience eye strain. Kids of all ages spend countless hours each day on tablets, smart devices, watching TV, and playing video games.

To check out some interesting digital eye strain facts, symptoms of eye strain, why screens cause eye strain, and how to reduce eye strain, we invite you to continue reviewing the following infographic.

Afterward, if you have concerns about eye strain, have vision correction concerns, or are tired of wearing glasses or contacts and want to find out about the latest advances in laser eye surgery, please feel free to contact Dougherty Laser Vision at (805) 987-5300 today!

We have laser vision and eye centers in Westlake Village, Beverly Hills, Camarillo, San Luis Obispo, Encino, and Simi Valley. We are also now offering telehealth/virtual consultations and visits at all our locations.

Digital Eye Strain Facts Infographic