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Computer Vision

Computer Vision Syndrome

Excessive computer use can take a toll on your eyes. If you’re not careful, you could develop an eye condition called digital eye strain, aka computer vision syndrome (computer vision for short). A visit to your optometry specialist from Arvada Optometric Center, Arvada, CO, can determine if you’re suffering from computer vision symptoms. Here’s what you should know about this eye condition.

Man suffering from computer vision

What Is Computer Vision?

Computer vision is a term given to describe eye problems that develop due to excessive viewing of computer screens over an extended period of time. Working on your computer for hours at a time without a break can put a strain on your eyes, leading to symptoms of computer vision. These symptoms include eye strain, blurred vision, headaches, migraines, itchy eyes, and dry eye. Dry eye results due to not blinking enough to keep your eyes moist when you use your computer.

Left unchecked, computer vision symptoms can escalate into more serious eye problems and conditions. Mild symptoms can become more severe over time. Mild headaches, for example, can escalate into migraines. Students and adults who use computers frequently for school or work are more prone to this condition.

Diagnosis of Computer Vision

Our optometry specialist can diagnose computer vision during an eye checkup. At this time, we’ll examine your eye health and visual acuity. If you’re experiencing visual problems, now would be a good time to discuss them with our team so we can provide you with an accurate diagnosis of your condition. The sooner we diagnosis computer vision, the sooner you can get treatment.   

Computer Vision Treatment

Fortunately, computer vision is a condition that can be treated fairly easily. We may recommend that you order blue light glasses for using your computer. Blue light glasses can help reduce eyestrain caused by frequent computer use. If you already use eyeglasses or contacts, we may tweak your prescription to accommodate your computer use.

In addition to changing your eyeglasses prescription, there are measures you can take to reduce computer vision symptoms. Make sure you have ample lighting when using your computer, particularly natural light. You should also take frequent breaks to rest your eyes. Walk away from your device when possible to refresh your eyes. If you can’t walk away, look away from your screen every 20-30 minutes to rest your eyes.

Visit Our Arvada, CO, Optometry Specialist for Computer Vision Treatment

From eye exams to eye glasses prescriptions to computer vision treatment, Arvada Optometric Center is your one stop location for all your eye care needs. We offer quality optometry services to children, students, teens and adults in the Arvada, CO, area. To schedule an eye exam or order prescription eye glasses, contact us at 303-424-5282 today.