In today's information-heavy, computer-dominated world, you may find yourself putting in long, uninterrupted hours of work in front of a monitor, tablet, or smartphone. The bad news is that all this staring into illuminated screens can lead to an uncomfortable problem variously called digital eye strain, computer vision syndrome, or computer vision. The sooner you seek professional help for this issue, the sooner your eyes may be able to experience welcome relief. If you need eye care for computer vision, we at Chapel Hills Vision Clinic in Colorado Springs, CO, are here to help.
Understanding Computer Vision
Viewing text on an electronic screen poses more challenges for your eyes than reading from the printed page. The glare coming from the screen can conspire to strain the focusing muscles in your eyes. Low ambient lighting and/or the presence of other eye and vision issues can make you more vulnerable to bouts of computer vision.
Signs You May Suffer from Computer Vision
Computer vision can cause your eyes to grow tired, itchy, watery, red, and irritated. These symptoms often occur because you blink less frequently when you stare at a monitor. At the same time, you may experience blurred or double vision as the focusing muscles lose their fine control. In addition to these eye and vision symptoms, computer vision can produce headaches, neck pain, and even shoulder pain due to muscular tension.
Eye Care for Computer Vision
Because undiagnosed or untreated vision problems can contribute to computer vision, it may be a good idea to schedule an eye and vision exam at our optometry clinic to get any such issues diagnosed and corrected.
The solution to your computer vision problem may involve several strategies. You might need to adopt a better posture while working, adjust your monitor’s position relative to your eyes, brighten the lighting behind the screen, use a humidifier or eyedrops to keep your eyes moist, and step away from the screen at regular intervals to rest your eyes. Corrective lenses can compensate for nearsightedness, presbyopia, and other refractive errors that interfere with your eyes' ability to focus on electronic text. You may also benefit from special computer glasses. These glasses feature materials, tints, and/or filter coatings designed to help reduce glare.
Get Computer Vision Treatment from an Optometrist on Our Optometry Team
We at Chapel Hills Vision Clinic in Colorado Springs, CO, can help you get through your busy work schedule without the discomfort and inconvenience of computer vision. Contact our optometry center today at (719) 599-5083 to schedule a consultation with an “optometrist near me” on our optometry team.