Digital Eye Strain Management in Peoria & Washington, IL

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Support for Daily Discomfort

The average American spends 7 hours daily on computers. But long hours of screen time can lead to eye discomfort and vision problems—and the level of discomfort can increase the longer we view digital screens.

Digital eye strain, also known as computer vision syndrome, can force your eyes to work harder as you push through the discomfort. We can help your eyes work smarter by practicing healthy screen habits and supporting your vision. Visit Vision Care Center to see how we can help alleviate your symptoms.

Digital Eye Strain Symptoms

We experience digital eye strain when our eyes struggle to keep up with the high visual demands of digital screens. Screen flickers, rapid movement, poor lighting, and screen glare can exhaust your vision, especially if you have uncorrected vision problems or perform the same visual task for long hours.

Common symptoms include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Dry eye
  • Eyestrain
  • Neck & shoulder pain

Alleviating Symptoms of Digital Eye Strain

When you visit Vision Care Center, we complete an eye exam to evaluate your eye health and discuss lifestyle habits—including screen time—so we can provide personalized recommendations to help alleviate eye discomfort.

You may improve your symptoms with workspace ergonomics or an updated lens prescription. You may have an uncorrected refractive error or benefit from lenses designed for computer work.

Taking more frequent screen breaks lets your eyes relax instead of pushing your vision past your exhaustion point. Take a 20-second break every 20 minutes to look at something 20 feet away.

Limit Screen Time to Avoid Eye Strain

Dry eye is a chronic condition often causing dryness, irritation, redness, and blurry vision. It can also increase the risk of infections or cornea scarring. You may feel the need to close your eyes, have difficulty focusing on tasks, or experience sensitivity to light.

Screen time changes our blink pattern, so our eyelids are only partially closed. We need complete, regular blinks to spread nourishing tears across the eye’s surface evenly. Partial blinks can lead to dry spots, aggravating eye discomfort during screen time.

Dry eye therapy can offer relief for scratchy, burning, dry eyes.

Relief for Eye Strain

Digital eye strain can significantly affect your daily life, slowing productivity at work or preventing you from immersing yourself in digital entertainment. Get your life back with support from Vision Care Center. Book an appointment today.

Our Locations


Find us just south of the Sheridan & Glen intersection, on the same side of the road as Marco’s Pizza and across the street from Walgreens.

To contact our Vision Therapy department, please call 309.670.2020 ext. 2, then choose Option #2 to be directed to VT.

  • 4727 N Sheridan Road
  • Peoria, IL 61614


You can find our office on North Cummings Lane, right next door to Rock Valley Physical Therapy. We offer plenty of parking in front of our clinic with accessible parking stalls.

To contact our Vision Therapy department, please call 309.670.2020 ext. 2, then choose Option #2 to be directed to VT.

  • 1009 North Cummings Lane
  • Washington, IL 61571
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