If you spend a lot of time on digital devices such as computers for work or pleasure, you run the risk of developing computer vision syndrome. Computer vision, aka digital eye strain, is a growing problem in today’s digital society. At EyeSite Optometry in Katy & Houston, we recommend taking frequent breaks from your digital devices to avoid the strain they place on your eyes. Here’s what you should know about this condition.
Causes of Computer Vision
Various factors affect how computer use causes digital eye strain. These factors include the length of time on digital devices, the distance you sit from the screen, lighting, glare of your computer screen and your posture while using the computer. If you already have issues with your eyes, computer vision can aggravate your condition.
Signs of Computer Vision
Your optometry specialist from Katy & Houston can confirm you have computer vision via an eye exam. The following are some common signs of this condition:
- Eye strain
- Blurred vision
- Dry eyes
- Frequent headaches
- Neck and shoulder pain
As these symptoms could be due to a number of vision issues, it’s important to see your eye care specialist for a checkup to determine the cause of your pain and vision problems.
Computer Vision Treatment
The following steps can help minimize the symptoms of computer vision syndrome:
- Correct the lighting where you work to reduce glare from your computer screen.
- Place your computer screen in a position that doesn’t strain your neck or shoulders when viewing.
- Make sure you maintain good posture when using digital devices.
- Take frequent breaks to give your eyes a rest from the digital screen.
- Use ergonomic seating that provides proper support for your neck, shoulders and back to avoid straining your neck or shoulders.
See Your Eye Care Specialist for Diagnosis of Computer Vision
Don’t let digital eye strain hinder your personal or professional life. Schedule an eye exam with your EyeSite optometrist today for diagnosis of computer vision syndrome. To contact your Katy optometrist, call 281-644-2010. To talk to your optometrist in Houston, call 713-984-9144. We look forward to meeting all your eye care needs.