Computer Vision and Eye Care from an Eye Doctor on Our Team
Staring at a computer, phone, or television screen has become a common and normal part of our everyday lives. Unfortunately, computer screens can have a negative impact on your vision. Staring at a screen all day can come with a variety of symptoms with a condition called computer vision. What is computer vision? What are the symptoms? How is computer vision treated? We can help you understand the effects and treatment options of computer vision here at Krisel Eye Care in Davie, FL.
What Is Computer Vision?
Computer vision refers to eye-related issues that occur when you use a computer, tablet, phone, or other digital device that has a screen for too long.
The number of cases of computer vision has risen as the use of screens has risen. With the number of people working from home on computers being so high, the rates of computer vision can be high as well.
What Are the Symptoms of Computer Vision?
A variety of symptoms can occur with computer vision. Some of these symptoms may include the following:
- Dry eye
- Blurry vision
- Eye strain
- Neck pain
- Back pain
If you notice any of these symptoms, it can be important to take a break from the screen. If these symptoms persist, you might want to make an appointment with our optometrist.
How Is Computer Vision Diagnosed?
It can be important to make a yearly appointment with an eye doctor to make sure the health of your eyes is taken care of. An optometrist on our optometry team can examine your eyes to spot any potential issues you might have with your vision.
How Can We Treat Computer Vision?
There are a few ways you can minimize the effects of computer vision. It might help to invest in an anti-glare screen to reduce the eye strain that glares can cause. It might be recommended to follow the 20-20-20 rule. The 20-20-20 rule means that every 20 minutes of looking at a screen you should stop and look at something 20 feet away for about 20 seconds to allow your eyes to refocus and take a small break from the screen. It might also be important to take at least a 15-minute break every couple of hours.
Another way to reduce the effects of computer vision is to invest in some blue light lenses. Blue light lenses can help block the blue light from screens that cause strained eyes.
Get Eye Care from an Optometrist on Our Team for Blurry Vision, Strained Eyes, and Dry Eye
Give us a call at (954) 961-1509 for Krisel Eye Care in Davie, FL to make an appointment today. An eye doctor on our optometry team is here to help.