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Computer Vision Syndrome (Digital Eye Strain)

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As a result of prolonged computer use, eye problems associated with the use of these devices is also on an incline. You may be suffering from computer vision syndrome if you spend two or more hours on the screen.

Symptoms may range from mild discomfort to blurred vision to headaches and shoulder and/or neck pains. The severity and length of computer vision syndrome symptoms depends on how long you stare at the computer, your posture, lighting, glare, the angle of the monitor, and whether or not you have other diagnosed or undiagnosed vision problems.

Our optometrist will test your vision, and assess your eyes focusing abilities.

From these measurements, we can design a treatment plan that’s right for you. Along with environmental changes, some optical devices may be able to provide you with the relief your eyes deserve.

Ensuring the desk space is well lit via ambient lighting, lubricating the eyes and blinking often will be helpful to alleviate or eliminate some symptoms. A simple pair of computer glasses with blue filters, or computer friendly contact lenses may be helpful. Great advances have been made in the treatment of these diseases.


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