As our work, learning and leisure time becomes more digitised, for a lot of us our exposure to display screens has likely never been higher. While this has allowed us to work remotely, learn remotely and stay connected, it has also increased the prevalence of and the risk of developing digital eye strain.
Digital Eye Strain (DES), also known as Computer Vision Syndrome, is the umbrella term given to the ocular and non-ocular symptoms associated with prolonged use of digital screens.
This episode outlines the symptoms and causes of digital eye strain and the steps we can all take to reduce the impact of our increased screen use.
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