In our fast-paced, tech-savvy world, our eyes are constantly bombarded by screens and digital devices. Navigating this tech-driven landscape requires a proactive approach to eye care. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve into practical strategies and expert advice on preserving your vision in the digital age.

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Blue Light Exposure and Its Impact

Our digital devices emit blue light, and prolonged exposure can lead to eye strain and disrupted sleep patterns. Learn effective ways to reduce blue light exposure and safeguard your eyes.

The 20-20-20 Rule: A Simple Yet Powerful Technique

Discover the 20-20-20 rule—a proven method to alleviate eye strain. This easy-to-follow technique involves taking a 20-second break to look at something 20 feet away every 20 minutes.

Importance of Proper Lighting

Illuminate your workspace wisely. Inadequate lighting can contribute to eye strain. Explore the optimal lighting conditions for your tech-centric activities and create a visually comfortable environment.

Ergonomics Matter: Adjusting Your Device Setup

Poor ergonomics can lead to neck and eye discomfort. Learn how to optimize your workstation for better eye health, including proper screen positioning and chair height.

Balancing Screen Time: Practical Tips for Digital Well-being

Setting Screen Time Limits

Excessive screen time is a common culprit behind digital eye strain. Uncover strategies to set realistic screen time limits and foster a healthier relationship with your devices.

Digital Eye Exercises: Refresh and Revitalize

Integrate simple eye exercises into your routine to reduce eye strain. From eye rolls to focusing exercises, discover quick and effective ways to refresh your eyes during prolonged screen use.

Choosing Eye-Friendly Devices

Not all devices are created equal. Explore features and settings that make certain devices more eye-friendly. From adjustable brightness to blue light filters, make informed choices for your digital well-being.

How to Care for Your Eyes in a Tech-Driven World: Practical Habits

Stay Hydrated for Healthy Eyes

Hydration is key to overall health, including eye health. Learn why staying well-hydrated is crucial and how it can positively impact your vision.

Nutritional Support for Your Eyes

Certain nutrients play a vital role in maintaining optimal eye health. Explore a well-rounded, eye-friendly diet rich in vitamins and antioxidants.

Blinking Matters: Combatting Dry Eyes

In the digital realm, we tend to blink less, leading to dry eyes. Discover the importance of blinking and simple techniques to combat dryness and irritation.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Can blue light glasses really protect my eyes? A: Blue light glasses can help reduce eye strain, but they’re not a cure-all. Follow the 20-20-20 rule and optimize your device settings for added protection.

Q: How often should I have an eye exam? A: Regular eye exams are crucial. Schedule an appointment at least once a year, even if you don’t experience noticeable issues.

Q: Are there specific foods that promote eye health? A: Yes, foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins A, C, and E, and zinc contribute to eye health. Include fish, leafy greens, and colorful fruits in your diet.

Q: Is it beneficial to use artificial tears? A: Artificial tears can provide relief from dry eyes, especially during extended screen use. Choose preservative-free options and use as needed.

Q: How can I reduce eye strain during long work hours? A: Implement the 20-20-20 rule, adjust your screen brightness, and ensure proper ergonomics to minimize eye strain during prolonged work sessions.

Q: Can digital eye exercises really improve vision? A: While they may not enhance vision, digital eye exercises can alleviate eye strain and promote overall eye comfort.


In the ever-evolving landscape of technology, prioritizing eye care is paramount. By adopting practical habits, balancing screen time, and understanding the basics, you empower yourself to navigate the tech-driven world while safeguarding your precious vision.

Tatum Eyecare is North Phoenix’s premier family eye care center. We’ve spared no expense to create the most pleasant, comfortable patient experience… including the finest furnishings, the best selection of prescription eyeglass frames, the most cutting-edge technology, and the most outstanding team of industry professionals. Come see why the choice for family eye care in the Valley has never been clearer

Dr. Bryan Fuller

Dr. Bryan Fuller of Tatum Eye Care in Phoenix Arizona
Dr. Fuller grew up in Issaquah, Washington and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University. He decided to ditch the calculator and trade it in for a phoropter and slit lamp. He headed east to The Ohio State University where he received his Optometry degree in 1998. Go Bucks! Not wanting to return to the gray of Washington, after graduation, he headed southwest to sunny Arizona. Shortly thereafter he met Dr. McPhelan and they partnered up at their original location, Optical Illusions. With the success of the first location, the two doctors opened up their north location, Optique at the Ridge. After many years of operating the two locations, it was time for an upgrade. In 2016 they merged the two locations into their larger and current location, Tatum Eyecare! When not at the office, Dr. Fuller enjoys spending his free time with his amazing wife and two boys. Dr. Fuller holds the following degrees:

Ohio State University - Doctorate of Optometry
Washington State University - B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Dr. James McPhelan

Dr. James McPhelan of Tatum Eye Care in Phoenix Arizona
Dr. McPhelan grew up in Southern California and enlisted in the Army at age 17. He graduated from Southern California College of Optometry in 1976, then started practicing optometry in Arizona in 1977. Over the next few years, he grew 20/20 Eye Care to 15 offices. In 1999, he and Dr. Fuller took over Optical Illusions, then opened Optique at the Ridge. In 2016, they created Tatum Eyecare. In his spare time, Dr. McPhelan is an avid golfer, often competing in multiple tournaments through the year. Dr. McPhelan holds the following degrees:

Southern California College of Optometry - Doctorate of Optometry

Dr. Houle

Dr. Houle
Dr. Houle is following in her father's footsteps as an optometrist. She is a North Dakota native who received her Bachelor's degree from the University of North Dakota before earning her Doctorate of Optometry from Midwestern University - Arizona College of Optometry. Dr. Houle began her career in eye care more than 10 years ago, and she worked as a receptionist, optician, and technician before becoming an optometrist. She has a particular interest in the management of ocular disease including dry eye and glaucoma. In her free time, Dr. Houle is an avid baseball fan (go Twins!) and spends as much time as possible with her friends and family in both Arizona and North Dakota.

Midwestern University – Arizona College of Optometry - Doctorate of Optometry
University of North Dakota - Bachelor of Science: Biology

Dr. Kenneth O'Daniel

Dr. Kenneth O'Daniel of Tatum Eye Care in Phoenix Arizona
Dr. O’Daniel was born in the beautiful mountains of Waynesville, North Carolina and grew up in Dayton, Ohio. He attended Wright State University and graduated with his BS in Biology in 1977; shortly thereafter, beginning his Masters in BioChemistry.

Dr. O’Daniel is also a 1983 graduate of the Illinois College Optometry. He met his wife Lori during this period. Lori, a Chicago native, became an integral part of his practice (and life!) shortly thereafter.
He moved to Scottsdale in 1986 to begin practicing inside LensCrafters. In 1990 Dr. O'Daniel opened the Scottsdale LensCrafters, and he also presided as its director of Optometric services.
Dr. O’Daniel became an Optometrist because of his love and passion for photography, physics, and desire provide patients with the ability to see the world more clearly. As a licensed optometrist, Dr. O’Daniel provides complete eye care services for the surrounding communities ages seven and up.
Dr. O’Daniel has had a working relationship with both Dr. Fuller and McPhellan for over two decades. He has served as past director for the Arizona Optometric Association, and past President of the Central Arizona Optometric Society. In January, 2018 Dr. O’Daniel decided to join Tatum Eye Care, the premier Eye Care Center in Phoenix and Scottsdale.
Dr. O’Daniel’s goal is simple: Provide Excellent Eye Care, treat patients as family, and treat everyone honestly and fairly!

Dr. Christina Wong

Dr. Christina Wong of Tatum Eye Care in Phoenix Arizona
A southern California native, Dr. Wong attended UCLA where she received her B.S. in Biology. She then completed her Doctorate of Optometry at the Southern California College of Optometry. Dr. Wong moved to Arizona to complete a residency in ocular disease at Hu Hu Kam Memorial Hospital on the Gila River Indian Reservation. Following residency, Dr. Wong earned the distinction of Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry.

Dr. Wong provides comprehensive eye care to patients of all ages, from pediatrics through seniors. She has a special interest in the management of medical eye conditions including glaucoma, eye infections, dry eye and diabetic retinopathy.
Outside of the office, Dr. Wong enjoys running, going to the beach, rooting for the Bruins, and spending time with her husband and three daughters.
University of California Los Angeles - B.S. in Biology
Southern California College of Optometry - Doctorate of Optometry

Dr. Ryan Felten

Dr. Felten of Tatum Eye Care in Phoenix Arizona
Dr. Felten is a native to Arizona, and was raised in North Phoenix where most of his family still resides. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Brigham Young University; then returned home to Arizona to pursue his Doctor of Optometry at Midwestern University in Glendale. While at Midwestern University, he was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society and was the recipient of the Clinical Excellence Award in Pediatrics and Vision Therapy. Dr. Felten enjoys working with patients of all ages and also speaks fluent Spanish. Dr. Felten holds the following degrees:

Brigham Young University - Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science
Midwestern University - Doctorate of Optometry