With the arrival of crunchy leaves on our footpaths, you might be feeling called to slow down after a busy start to the year. Now is a good time to remind ourselves that our eyes have been working hard and might be feeling the strain.
Whether you’ve been working remotely, attending more online events, learning remotely or spending more time on Netflix, you might be experiencing symptoms of digital eye strain – the physical discomfort felt after two or more hours in front of a screen.
Symptoms include eye fatigue, headaches, blurry vision and/or neck and shoulder pain, and affect 65% of digital users in Australia.
Eyes love the outdoors!
There are few better ways to rest our eyes than getting outdoors. Autumn is a beautiful time of year to discover your local area, reconnect with your family and friends and give your eyes (and your children’s eyes) a well-deserved break away from digital devices.
Did you Know?
Getting kids outdoors for 2 hours over the course of each day is not only a great way to pull them away from devices but also a proven way to reduce their risk of developing short-sightedness, also known as myopia. Below are some simple activity you and your family can do outdoors to help you refocus your eyes and mind!
- Taking a walk around or to your local playground
- Going for a swim at our beautiful beaches
- Exercising outdoors
- Baking a cake
- Playing with the pets at home
- Colouring in
- Scavenger Hunt
- And the list goes on…
If you or someone close to you are experiencing symptoms of digital eye strain, it means it is time to talk to us about vision solutions to help you to ease the load on your eyes!