Computer Vision Syndrome
Computer vision is a common eye condition that can greatly affect your vision and overall eye health. There are many ways in which it can be irritating to sufferers, but there are a few ways that you can alleviate this condition. If you think you have computer vision syndrome, make an appointment at Primary Eyecare and Optical of Meridian. You may need an eye exam for a new prescription, or you may want to upgrade to blue light lenses in order to help prevent computer vision syndrome in the future.
What Is Computer Vision Syndrome?
This condition is a group of symptoms that all stem from looking at computer screens or mobile devices for an excessive amount of time. Computer vision syndrome can happen to both adults and children. Most people who use a digital device will often experience a few symptoms now and then, but computer vision sufferers will experience symptoms frequently, interfering with daily tasks. For example, it's harder for patients with computer vision syndrome to read text on digital screens, causing eyestrain and other issues.
Symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome
There are a lot of symptoms that can be caused by this condition. Patients may have blurry vision, dry eyes, tired eyes, double vision, discomfort in the eyes, itchy eyes, watery eyes, and irritated or red eyes. It can also cause pain outside of the eyes, including headaches and pain in the shoulders and neck. During your next eye appointment, our eye doctor can run various tests to determine if these symptoms are caused by computer vision syndrome or by another underlying issue.
Treatments for Computer Vision
The best treatment is often to put away the digital device and do something else. However, this isn't a possibility for the many people who work on computers for their work. In those cases, there are several ways that you can help to alleviate some of the symptoms of this syndrome. Blue light lenses keep blue light from reaching your eyes, reducing the amount of eye strain you experience. We also recommend taking breaks from the screen every 20 minutes by looking at something far away for at least 20 seconds. This can help prevent computer vision syndrome from occurring.
Visit Us for Quality Eye Care in Meridian
Our team at Primary Eyecare and Optical of Meridian can help you manage computer vision syndrome and help you avoid it from reoccurring in the future. If you need glasses or other eyewear, call one of our Meridian offices to schedule your next eye exam and to explore the various frames and styles we have to offer at our optical shop.
SOLUTIONS FOR COMPUTER VISION SYNDROME
The optometrists at Primary Eyecare & Optical of Meridian can provide the appropriate eye care to treat your computer vision syndrome. Eye function and visual acuity may reveal problems that can be corrected through vision therapy and corrective lenses.
Modern eyewear can be made with blue light blocking lenses that filter out some of the HEV radiation that might harm the eye. These lenses reduce glare and eye strain while also helping to protect you against future vision loss.
When it comes to glasses, sometimes one pair does not fit every situation in our hectic lives. An eyeglass prescription catered to the demands of your personal work environment can make all the difference for your eyes' comfort throughout the day.
We can advise you on how to adjust your work area so that you’re using natural light without causing glare from your monitor. Since natural light is easier on the eyes than artificial light, adjusting your monitor’s brightness and position can also help to prevent computer vision syndrome.
Sometimes the best thing you can do for your eyes is to just give them a break. We will talk to you about the duration and frequency of “blink breaks” that keep your eyes fresh and hydrated.