Are your eyes irritated or tired? It might not be allergies! Take a look at how much time you are spending in front of digital screens! If you have headaches, muscle aches, and blurry vision, it could be signs that you have digital eye strain. With the increase in digital technology, currently more than 80% of Americans use digital devices more than two hours per day. Test your knowledge with this quiz from Vision Source Magazine.
- What percentage of Americans who use digital devices are affected by digital eye strain?
a. 10% to 20%
b. 21% to 30%
c. 31% to 50%
d. More than 50%
2. The eye responds to a printed word similarly to the way it responds to a computer image.
3. Compared within the brightness level of your surrounding workplace, you can improve your eye comfort by adjusting your computer screen’s brightness to be:
a. Significantly brighter
b. Significantly darker
c. About the same
d. It makes no difference
4. How often do people blink their eyes when using digital screens, compared with how often they blink when engaged in a face-to-face conversation?
a. Twice as frequently
b. The same amount
c. Half as frequently
d. One-third as frequently
5. Studies show that the “Big E” vision test that most people are familiar with is the most reliable way to diagnose digital eye strain.
6. Which of the following can help reduce the risk for digital eye strain?
a. Position your display so that the top of the screen is just below eye level
b. Position your display at a distance that is approximately an arm’s length from your eyes
c. Every 20 minutes, take at least a 20-second break and look at something 20 feet away
d. Wear special-purpose digital or computer glasses
e. All of the above
7. Are children immune from digital eye strain?
8. If I use digital devices a lot, does that mean that I need computer glasses?
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