Digital Eye Strain

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Adjust Your Child’s Workspace

Take note of your child’s device usage habits. Poor lighting or glare on the screen can cause your child to have trouble focusing on the subject matter on-screen, causing eye strain.

Additionally, holding devices too close or sitting too close to the TV can cause strain on the eyes. If they are using a computer, improper posture can cause sore muscles and discomfort.

If your child begins to complain of certain specific symptoms, they may be struggling with digital eye strain. It is important to have a conversation about the proper usage of digital devices with your child.

Digital eye strain can present as sore eyes, headaches, blurred vision, dry eyes, and neck and shoulder pain.

If you notice your child is experiencing these symptoms, it give us a call so we can assess their eyes and the impact digital eye strain may be having on them.

Proper Usage Habits Save Eyes

There are a few ways to avoid the onset of digital eye strain that you can adopt and instruct your child to adopt as well.

If your child uses their device at a table, have them sit upright with their feet flat on the floor. They should be gazing slightly downward at the screen and should be sitting around 25 inches away, or an arm’s length.

The room with the device should be well-lit with no glare reflecting on the screen. If glare is unavoidable, anti-glare screen covers can be purchased.

If your child is using devices for long periods, have them take frequent breaks to rest their eyes. The 20-20-20 rule is an excellent method to adopt for reducing eye strain.

Every 20 minutes of continuous device use, have your child take a 20-second break to focus their eyes on something 20 feet away. Additionally, every 2 hours, have them take a 15-minute break to rest their eyes.

Digital eye strain can be avoided with sufficient knowledge and care. We can provide you and your child with that valuable knowledge. If you’d like to learn more, please book an appointment.

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You can find us on the corner of East 1st Street and North Magnolia Street. We share a parking lot with First Reliance Bank that includes accessible parking spaces.

Address

133 E. 1st North Street Suite #3
Summerville, SC 29483

Contact Information

Phone: (843) 419-8600
Text: (843) 486-2131

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Monday
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Tuesday
8 AM8 PM
Wednesday
8 AM9 PM
Thursday
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Friday
3 PM8 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
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Our Services

The first step towards safeguarding your child’s vision is booking them an eye exam. When you bring your child in, we’ll test the quality of their vision as well as assess their overall eye health, helping to ensure that any potential eye conditions are caught early and dealt with effectively.

Children’s Eye Exams

Myopia is one of the most common vision problems affecting children around the world. Luckily, we can help you find the most effective way to manage myopia in your child so that they can get back to discovering their world with the clearest vision possible.

Myopia Control

Some eye conditions, like strabismus and amblyopia, can develop early in your child’s life. With vision therapy, we’ll be able to develop a series of exercises specific to the needs of your child that are designed to improve their vision over time.

Vision Therapy

Some eye diseases can develop over the course of a few years without patients exhibiting any symptoms, and can ultimately lead to vision loss. We’re here to diagnose eye diseases as quickly as possible and find effective management tools to protect your child’s sight.

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