Computer Vision Syndrome
As technology advances, we look at computer, phone, and tablet screens for information, work, and entertainment. Although, spending prolonged amounts of time staring at a small screen can cause what is known as computer vision syndrome and other vision-related problems. The optometrist at Today’s Vision in Frisco, TX, helps patients with computer vision symptoms, including dry eyes and blurry vision.
What Is Computer Vision Syndrome?
Computer vision syndrome causes eye discomfort and vision problems, especially after viewing digital screens for extended periods. The more digital screen you use, the more discomfort you may experience. Looking at computer screens at home and work puts us at greater risk of suffering from computer vision.
To help alleviate eye strain caused by computer vision, it is best to follow the 20-20-20 rule - take 20-second breaks to look at something 20 feet away every 20 minutes you are on the computer or other digital device.
What Causes Computer Vision?
The most common cause of computer vision is viewing a computer or digital screen for extended periods. Working for long periods on computers or other digital screens forces the eyes to work harder, which can cause various vision problems. Left uncorrected, computer vision syndrome can worsen and lead to further vision and health problems.
Computer Vision Symptoms
Many symptoms indicate a person may be experiencing computer vision syndrome or another form of digital eye strain. Some of the most commonly experienced symptoms associated with computer vision may include eye strain, headaches, blurry vision, dry eyes, neck and shoulder pain, and trouble concentrating.
Computer vision symptoms may be caused by poor lighting, glare on the digital screen, too close to the screen, poor posture, and uncorrected vision problems. Many people with computer vision syndrome experience symptoms caused by a combination of these factors.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Optometrist
Call our eye doctor if you are experiencing any symptoms associated with computer vision syndrome. An optometrist can help diagnose the condition and provide an appropriate treatment plan, including lifestyle tips to improve your screen time and ocular health.
In addition, the optometry team at Today’s Vision in Frisco, TX, can also help treat your computer vision symptoms and provide eye care treatments. Call our office at (972) 954-5488 to schedule an appointment and learn more about computer vision syndrome. We are here to help you with all your vision health and correction needs.