What Makes Digital Eye Strain Happen?
Screen Time Exhausts Your Eyes
Staring at laptops and smartphones for hours has become a common part of daily life for many people. Tiny muscles in your head and neck help your eyes focus on nearby objects, but the longer you use these muscles, the more tired they become. Eventually, they can become tired and sore (just like any other muscle in the body), resulting in DES.
The Hidden Harms of Blue Light Exposure
Blue light is a type of High Energy Visible (HEV) light emitted by most digital devices. Unfortunately, blue light scatters more in the eye than other kinds of visible light, requiring more effort to focus and potentially increasing the risk of digital eye strain over time. Research suggests that blue light can also affect your circadian rhythms, making restful sleep more difficult after using digital devices.