Digital Eye Strain in Bloomington & Mitchell

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Navigating Digital Eye Strain

We all spend a lot of time looking at digital screens, whether it’s for work or entertainment, from computers to smartphones and TVs. In today’s digital world, we can spend hours staring at a screen, and our eyes can be affected as a result. 

At Insights Optical, we help you manage digital eye strain and navigate through some prevention methods. Contact us to book an appointment and find relief from digital eye strain today.

What Causes Digital Eye Strain?

Digital eye strain or computer vision syndrome can affect your eyes when you spend long hours in front of a computer, phone, tablet, or other digital screens. 

Intense focus on a digital screen can make your eyes work harder, and the presence of glare and reflection can make it even more difficult for your eyes. The effects of digital eye strain can be made worse by preexisting vision conditions such as uncorrected myopia, presbyopia, and astigmatism

Common symptoms of digital eye strain can include: 

  • Headaches
  • Eyestrain
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Dry eyes

Digital eye strain symptoms can develop due to various factors, including poor lighting or improper viewing distances.

Digital Eye Strain Management

The first step to finding relief from digital eye strain is visiting us for a comprehensive eye exam. During the exam, your eye doctor will discuss your symptoms and review your screen usage habits.

An eye exam can help our team determine if digital eye strain is causing discomfort or if it’s something else. When dealing with digital eye strain, there are some management methods you can add to your daily life to provide some relief. 


Neurolens is an innovative technology we use to diagnose and treat eye misalignment.

Eye misalignment can lead to eye strain and headaches, which are symptoms of digital eye strain. Neurolens vision correction uses a contoured prism design to help adjust your misaligned eyes to the image your eyes see.

Intense focus on your work can result in your eyes being dried out or strained. We know focusing on your task is important, but so is giving your eyes a break.

The 20-20-20 rule allows you to give your eyes some well-deserved rest. The 20-20-20 rule involves:

  • Looking away from your screen every 20 minutes
  • Focusing on something 20 feet away
  • Looking at the object of focus for at least 20 seconds

If your eyes dry out or become irritated during a long work session, it could be because you’ve forgotten to blink enough. Not blinking enough can contribute to dry eyes and, in turn, digital eye strain.

Artificial tears can help lubricate your eyes and provide some much-needed relief.

Adjusting your screen brightness so that you don’t have to squint or strain your eyes can do wonders for prevention. Glare can also contribute to eye strain, so a good lighting situation can make all the difference.

Healthy Vision Care

Frequent breaks from digital screens are healthy for your eyes. It can be easy to get lost in your work, and at Insights Optical, our team understands the demands of daily life. Contact us to explore your treatment options for digital eye strain and book an appointment today.

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Retinal Imaging Difference

Optomap Retinal Imaging is an essential part of every eye exam we complete at Insights Optical. By taking a high-definition photo of the back of your eye, called the retina, we can gain valuable information about your health.

In less than 1 second, Optomap allows us to take a 200o photo that gives an ultrawide 82% view of your retina all at once. Retinal imaging not only helps us find signs of eye diseases, but can tell us if you’re at risk of other health issues like stroke, heart disease, and diabetes

Get Comfortable Vision with Neurolens

Neurolens is an innovative new technology we use to diagnose and treat eye misalignment accurately. Eye misalignment can cause headaches, eye strain, and blurred vision. 

Neurolens vision correction begins with an accurate and efficient measurement of your unique eye alignment. We can then use those measurements to create your personalized Neurolenses to help you overcome your eye misalignment symptoms.

With Neurolens, we can correct eye misalignment and reduce the severity of your symptoms. Using a contoured prism design, Neurolens seamlessly adjusts the image your eyes see, making vision comfortable. Get in touch with us to learn if Neurolens is right for you.

Our Locations


Find our Bloomington location on S. Clarizz Boulevard just south of East 3rd Street and across the street from College Mall.

  • 415 S. Clarizz Blvd.
  • Bloomington, IN 47401


Our Mitchell location is located right on W. Main Street across from Mitchell Fitness Center and just down the road from Mitchell Public Library.

  • 725 W. Main St.
  • Mitchell, IN 47446

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