Signs of Computer Vision
Twenty years ago, computer vision syndrome didn’t exist. This is because people didn’t spend as much time on their computers, phone, tablets, and in front of their gaming systems. Since technology has taken over our lives, computer vision syndrome is a true condition that affects millions of people.
What Causes Computer Vision Syndrome?
Spending hours in front of computers and other devices can cause computer vision syndrome. However, there are other factors that cause the condition. These factors include:
- The lighting in the room
- The distance your face is from the screen
- The glare on the screen
- Your posture while you are working in front of the screen
- The angle of your head while working
What Are the Symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome?
The symptoms of computer vision syndrome include:
- Blurry vision
- Dry eyes
- Chronic neck and shoulder pain
- Contact lenses drying out quickly
How Is Computer Vision Syndrome Treated?
This condition can be diagnosed during an eye exam. If you are suffering from the condition, your optometrist may recommend an anti-glare lens in your eyeglasses. There are a few things that you can do on your own as well. These include:
- Make sure the lighting in the room is comfortable on your eyes. Working on a computer or another device in the dark can make the condition worse.
- Position the display so that your head is in a comfortable, natural position.
- Make sure that your chair is comfortable with enough support for your neck and back.
- Take frequent breaks. This will give your eyes a chance to rest and stretching will help your neck, shoulders, and back, which will prevent chronic pain.
If you spend a lot of time in front of the computer or other technological devices, you should schedule an appointment with Overlake EyeCare in Bellevue. Regular eye care is essential to the health of your eyes. If you are suffering from the symptoms of computer eye vision, our doctors of optometry can help. We can prescribe an anti-glare lens to help with the glare, treat the dry eye caused by the condition, and give you advice to help reduce your symptoms.