Computer Vision Syndrome
Computer vision is something that impacts most of us today because of our constant use of computers. Staring at a computer screen all day can strain your eyes. Computer vision syndrome (CVS) is a condition that has been created as a result of the eye problems caused by computer use. It encompasses a large range of discomfort and strain.
This syndrome can impact both adults and children. If you live in the Idaho Falls, Merlin, Pancheri, Pocatello, St. Anthony, or Rexburg areas and think you have computer vision syndrome, visit Summit Eyecare today.
What are the Symptoms of Computer Vision?
Some of the symptoms you may experience from computer vision are blurry vision, double vision, irritated eyes, dry eyes, headaches, and neck pain. If you leave these symptoms untreated, they may get worse.
How Is Computer Vision Syndrome Treated?
There are some simple steps you can take to reduce the strain on your eyes. You can reduce the glare by changing the lighting in the room or moving away from a window if it causes glare on your screen. You can put a glare filter on your monitor. You can use glasses with a blue light lens. These glasses filter out blue light, which is thought to damage the eyes. Wearing blue light lens glasses can limit your exposure to blue light, which also can reduce eye strain. When working at a computer, you should give your eyes a break. A good rule to follow is the 20 20 20 rule.
Every 20 minutes, you look away from your computer and look at an item that is 20 minutes away for about 20 seconds.
You should have regular visits with your eye doctor to make sure your vision correction is what you need it to be. Your eye doctor can determine if you need a special pair of glasses that may help reduce your eye strain.
Call Summit Eyecare Today!
The eye care professionals at Summit Eyecare is a full-service eye care provider. We take pride in the services we offer our community. We understand how important eye care is to your everyday life and overall health. We know that every patient has individual needs. We use the most current technology to assist our patients with all their eyecare needs, no matter if it is emergency care or regular maintenance. Contact our office today to see how we can help you.