Computers Vision

Computers Vision Syndrome

In the early to late '90s, computers were not as popular as they are today. The technology was very new, and many homes didn't have computers. Now that everything is done on a computer and people are always attached to their Smartphones, there is a new condition that we need to worry about. It is called computer vision syndrome. It is a form of eyestrain that occurs after prolonged use of a computer or other digital technology. If you suspect that you are suffering from computers vision, the professionals at New Vision Optical Wilmette can help.


What Causes Computer Vision Syndrome?

While prolonged use of computers and other digital technology can cause this condition, there are other factors that cause it. These include:

  • The lighting in the room where you are working
  • The distance between your eyes and the screen
  • The amount of glare on the screen
  • Your seating posture
  • The angle of your head
  • Any existing vision problems that you have

What Are the Symptoms Of Computer Vision Syndrome?

There are several symptoms of computer vision syndrome. Most people who suffer from this condition experience most of the symptoms. These include:

  • Eyestrain while using your digital technology
  • Headaches
  • Blurry vision
  • Dry eyes
  • Pain in the neck and shoulders

How is Computer Vision Syndrome Diagnosed?

This condition can be diagnosed during an eye exam. Your eye doctor will take a complete history and perform an eye exam. The doctor will pay special attention to the way that your eyes work and how they respond at the typical computer distance. They will also check how your eyes respond when using your phone.

How Is Computer Vision Syndrome Treated?

Computer vision syndrome can make working on the computer difficult; therefore, it is essential that you seek treatment. The treatment options include:

  • Make sure that the light in the room where you are working is comfortable on your eyes. This will prevent you from staring into the glare on the computer screen, which can make your symptoms worse.
  • If you position your screen at the right distance in a comfortable position, it will reduce the chances of eyestrain and prevent neck and back pain.
  • Choose a chair that is both comfortable and supportive. This will prevent neck, back, and shoulder pain if you are sitting in front of the computer for prolonged periods of time.
  • If you wear glasses, consider getting a blue light coating on the lens. This will prevent eyestrain.

Regular eye care is essential for your vision and the health of your eyes. If you believe you are suffering from computer vision syndrome, schedule an appointment with our doctor of optometry at New Vision Optical Wilmette. To schedule an appointment, give us a call today at .

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