Here at Visionary Optometry of Modesto, we are dedicated to helping patients with computer vision syndrome.
Computer vision syndrome is relatively new. It refers to eye problems associated with the prolonged use of computers and electronics that use a digital screen. Although it can be temporary, there are times when it can strain your eyes to a degree that permanently affects your vision.
If you suffer from an existing eye condition, it can worsen your computer vision syndrome. This is because it can be difficult for your eyes to focus on the computer screen. One of these conditions is astigmatism. Even though they suffer from this condition, many people feel normal until they sit in front of a computer.
Precautions should be taken if you spend long hours in front of a computer screen. Proper lighting and posture can make a difference. You might also want to adjust your screen’s resolution and check the brightness and contrast. A few simple changes like these can help to ease the tension in your eyes. You should also take breaks if you are going to spend a few hours in front of your computer.
Some signs of computer vision syndrome include blurry vision, dry eyes, eye strain, headaches, and neck or back pain. At first, you should try adjusting the lighting, your posture, and the distance between you and the front of your computer screen. However, if you continue to experience symptoms, you should have an eye examination.
After your examination, we will be able to discuss the best method for treating your digital eye strain so it does not become an ongoing issue and lead to a bigger problem. There are specially made glasses for people who spend hours in front of the computer, so that might be an option for you.
If you have any questions about computer vision syndrome, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (209) 526-9883.