Ridgecrest Location

(760) 375-4496

Tehachapi Location

(661) 972-6890

Tehachapi Location
20430 Brian Way #1b Tehachapi, CA 93561
(661) 972-6890

Ridgecrest Location
808 N Norma St Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 375-4496

Eye Strain

When you use your smartphone or tablet for several hours, the constant exposure to digital screens can lead to eye strain. As a result, you may experience symptoms like blurry vision or itching. At Caroline Robison Optometry in Tehachapi and Ridgecrest, CA, we provide treatments and recommendations to relieve your discomfort and improve your quality of life.

Eye Strain

Causes of Eye Strain

There are several factors that can contribute to eye strain. Focusing on a digital screen for extended periods reduces blink rate, which can lead to dry eyes. Additionally, the glare and flicker from screens can cause eye muscles to strain to maintain focus. Poor posture and inadequate lighting can further exacerbate these symptoms.

Recognizing the Symptoms

The symptoms of eye strain can vary from person to person, but some of the most common ones include:

•           Blurry vision

•           Dry, itchy, or burning eyes

•           Headaches

•           Neck and shoulder pain

•           Difficulty concentrating

•           Light sensitivity

How to Prevent Eye Strain

Eye strain is usually temporary and can be easily prevented or relieved with some simple lifestyle changes. Some tips our optometrist recommends include the following:

•           Take frequent breaks from screens and follow the 20-20-20 rule. Every 20 minutes, look away from your screen for 20 seconds at something that is 20 feet away.

•           Adjust your screen brightness and contrast to a comfortable level. Along with that, reduce glare by using a screen filter or adjusting the lighting in your workspace.

•           Practice good blinking habits, as it helps lubricate your eyes and prevent them from drying out.

•           Use proper room lighting and avoid working in environments that are too bright or too dim.

•           Use artificial tears if your eyes feel dry

•           Make sure you visit us for regular eye exams. Our eye doctor can assess your vision and identify any underlying conditions that may be contributing to eye strain.

Contact Caroline Robinson Optometry for an Appointment Today!

If you are experiencing persistent eye strain, even after making lifestyle changes, let our team at Contact Caroline Robison Optometry in Tehachapi and Ridgecrest, CA, help. To schedule your appointment, call our Tehachapi office at (661) 972-6890 or our Ridgecrest office at (760) 375-4496 today. When you need an optometrist near me, we look forward to assisting you!

Visit our Office

Hours of Operation

Tehachapi Office

Monday  

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday  

Closed

Wednesday  

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday  

Closed

Friday  

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday  

Closed

Sunday  

Closed

Ridgecrest Office

Monday  

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday  

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wednesday  

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Thursday  

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday  

By appointment only

Saturday  

Closed

Sunday  

Closed