Digital Eye Strain in Texas

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Don’t Let Your Devices Drain You

Many people are guilty of spending too much time on their devices.

Whether we’re scrolling through social media or working overtime on a big report, devices are just a part of our lives. You don’t have to struggle with digital eye strain and you don’t have to give up your devices. 

Protect yourself from digital eye strain with healthy device use habits. We’re here to help! Book an appointment today.

What Is Digital Eye Strain?

Digital eye strain can result from spending long hours in front of a digital screen without breaks. Intense focus on a digital screen can make your eyes work harder when you are trying to maintain a clear image of the screen.

The average American worker spends 7 hours a day on the computer. Anyone who uses a device with an LED screen could experience symptoms of digital eye strain (laptop, smartphone, tablet, etc.).

Symptoms of digital eye strain may include:

  • Frequent headaches
  • Eye fatigue
  • Neck/back pain
  • Difficulty keeping eyes open
  • Watery eyes 
  • Itching, burning, or stinging eyes
  • Blurry vision
  • Poor concentration

Research shows that digital eye strain can be caused by poor lighting and office ergonomics, as well as extended screen use.

What Can I Do?

The 20-20-20 Rule

The 20-20-20 rule says that every 20 minutes, look away from your screen for 20 seconds at something 20 feet away. This gives your eyes a chance to relax and reminds you to blink.

Setting up an eye-friendly workstation can help reduce your digital eye strain symptoms and promote overall wellness.

Here are a few tips to make your office setup more user-friendly:

  • Set your monitor up just below eye level at an arm’s length from your face
  • Lower the brightness of your screen so it’s not brighter than the light in your room or office
  • Adjust your chair so your feet are flat on the ground & your arms aren’t too elevated
  • Remind yourself to blink regularly throughout the day
  • Try to avoid excessive “near work” (holding materials or devices close to your face)

We’re Here to Help

Book an appointment with us today! We can help you find the right remedy for your digital eye strain.

  • Over 40,000 of your neighbors have chosen us for their eye care.
  • 98% of our patients would refer us to others

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Drew Provost

Clinic Director/Founder

Dr. Drew Provost graduated cum laude from Southern College of Optometry and is a therapeutic optometrist, certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry and the Texas Optometry Board.

Dr. Raymond Carneglia

Optometrist

Dr. Carneglia graduated from Nova Southeastern College of Optometry and is certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry and the Texas Optometry Board as a therapeutic optometrist.

Dr. Kelsey Tillotson

Optometrist

Dr. Kelsey Tillotson graduated from the University of Houston School of Optometry and is certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry and the Texas Optometry Board as a therapeutic optometrist.

Dr. Ashish Patel

Optometrist

Dr. Patel graduated from the University of Houston School of Optometry and is certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry and the Texas Optometry Board as a therapeutic optometrist.

Dr. Rachel Cofield

Optometrist

Dr. Rachel Cofield graduated from the University of Houston School of Optometry and is certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry and the Texas Optometry Board as a therapeutic optometrist.

Our Locations

North Austin

Find us conveniently located attached to the Costco just off Research Boulevard. Feel free to park anywhere in the Costco parking lot.

  • 10401 Research Blvd, Suite A
  • Austin, TX 78759

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 9:15 AM 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:15 AM 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:15 AM 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:15 AM 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:15 AM 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 PM 4:00 PM

Pflugerville

Our Pflugerville location is attached to the Costco at the corner of Highway 130 and Kelly Lane. Give us a call if you have any trouble finding us.

  • 1901 Kelly Lane, Suite A
  • Pflugerville, TX 78660

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 9:15 AM 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:15 AM 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:15 AM 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:15 AM 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:15 AM 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 PM 4:00 PM
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