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Computer Vision Syndrome

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Computer Vision Syndrome

With a huge rise in technology it should not surprise us about the effects it has on our vision. This is not just computers, it’s also tablets, laptops and smartphones. They all emit blue rays that cause eye strain and damage the eye.

We offer a variety of lenses that help decrease the intensity and glare caused by these products. These special lenses also take the strain and stress off your eyes.

Computer Vision Syndrome Explanation

How do I know if I have computer vision syndrome?
While Dr. Malouf makes the diagnosis, you may suspect computer vision syndrome if you notice problems such as:

  • Dry eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • A feeling of graininess in your eyes
  • Eye inflammation
  • Eye itchiness
  • Headaches
  • Eye pain
  • Neck pain
  • Contact lenses drying out often

Most computer vision syndrome sufferers have multiple symptoms at once. Your symptoms may not be continuous, but they’re likely to return every time that you spend a prolonged period in front of a screen.

Am I at risk for computer vision syndrome?
If you spend a significant part of your day (or night) in front of a computer, tablet, or other screens, you’re at risk for developing computer vision syndrome. While it’s not common, even phone use alone can cause computer vision syndrome if you spend enough time on your phone.

Even children can get computer vision syndrome today. If your child’s screen time is significant every day, watch them closely for computer vision syndrome symptoms.

If you’re wearing the wrong prescription in eyeglasses or contact lenses, you’re more likely to develop computer vision syndrome. Wrong prescriptions — whether underpowered or overpowered — mean that you strain your eyes more than usual, and this contributes significantly to computer vision syndrome.

What's the treatment for computer vision syndrome?
If you have computer vision syndrome, Dr. Malouf will usually begin with a comprehensive eye exam to see if you’re wearing the right prescription. With a prescription change, many patients get relief quite quickly.

If your symptoms include eye irritation and dryness, Dr. Malouf may prescribe artificial tears along with more frequent eye rest.

Part of the treatment will be up to you. If you can cut back on your screen time, it can help. Even if you can’t cut back, you can make a few simple changes including:

  • Keep a distance of at least 20 inches between your eyes and the screen
  • Take short screen breaks to focus your eyes elsewhere
  • Turn screen brightness down as much as possible

Do you have symptoms of computer vision syndrome? Don’t wait until it gets even worse – call 20/20 Vision Care to arrange your appointment.

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Dr. Malouf

Therapeutic Optometrist

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