Computer Vision Treatment at Overlake EyeCare
Your eyes may be the first part of your body to tell you that you're working too hard, especially if you suffer from the form of digital eye strain known as computer vision. This painful, fatiguing condition can affect your vision and generally make you miserable. The good news is that you can rid yourself of these uncomfortable symptoms with the aid of your friends at Overlake EyeCare. Our Bellevue optometry clinic can administer soothing treatments to help you get your work done in health and comfort.
What Is Computer Vision?
Computer vision, also known as computer vision syndrome or CVS, is a common malady in the modern digital workplace. While it typically afflicts people who stare at their computer monitors for several hours a day, this behavior is only one factor in its development. Other issues that contribute to CVS may include a too-high or too-low monitor, the glare from the monitor itself, a lack of ambient light in the workspace, and your posture as you sit in front of the monitor. If you suffer from a refractive error, or from eye conditions such as diabetic eye disease or dry eye, these issues can also make you vulnerable to computer vision. The classic symptoms include:
- Red, irritated eyes
- Eye strain
- Blurred vision
- Shoulder pain
- Neck pain
Staring at a computer monitor for long periods of time can cause not just irritation, but also damage. The dry eye that accompanies computer vision, for example, can make your corneas more vulnerable to infection and ulceration. The blue light emitted by LED monitors may also be a factor in the development of macular degeneration, a cause of serious vision loss.
Eye Care Options for Easing Your Symptoms
Our eye care clinic can help you overcome the symptoms of computer vision and protect your eyes against recurrences of this uncomfortable syndrome. We will check your visual acuity, eye function, and focusing ability to see whether a specific vision problem is contributing to your computer vision. You might need glasses specially configured to aid your vision while you work at your computer. We can also provide you with tinted computer glasses or glasses that block blue light frequencies. We can even recommend changes to your workplace lighting and ergonomics.