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Computer Vision

Computer vision syndrome (CVS), also known as digital eye strain, is a collection of eye and vision problems associated with prolonged use of digital devices like computers, tablets, and smartphones.  While it’s not a permanent eye condition, CVS can cause significant discomfort and interfere with daily activities. Before visiting Eye Care Center LTD by Albina Optometric in Addison, Burbank, and Willowbrook, IL, for care, learn more about computer vision below:

Computer Vision

Causes of Computer Vision

There are several factors that can contribute to CVS, including:

•             Eye Fatigue: Focusing on a digital screen for long periods requires your eyes to work constantly to maintain clear vision. This constant focusing can strain your eye muscles and lead to fatigue.

•             Reduced Blinking: When you stare at a digital screen, you tend to blink less frequently. This can dry out your eyes and contribute to eye discomfort.

•             Poor Screen Quality: Glare, flickering, and brightness from digital screens can irritate your eyes and make them more susceptible to CVS.

•             Uncorrected Vision Problems: Underlying vision problems, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, can worsen CVS symptoms.

Symptoms of Computer Vision

If you’re experiencing computer vision, you may exhibit a variety of symptoms, such as dry eyes, blurry vision, fatigue, and headaches. These symptoms are usually temporary and go away after screen use. However, if you experience these signs frequently, it may be due to an underlying eye condition.

Preventing Computer Vision

There are some steps you can take to prevent computer vision syndrome. Some preventative measures our eye doctor recommends include the following:

•             Taking regular breaks: Look away from your digital screen every 20 minutes and focus on something 20 feet away for 20 seconds. This process will help relax your eye muscles and reduce eye strain.

•             Adjusting screen brightness and contrast: Adjust the brightness and contrast of your screen to a comfortable level. The screen should also not be too bright or too dim.

•             Using artificial tears: Artificial tears can help your eyes stay lubricated and relieve dryness.

•             Positioning your screen properly: Your screen should be positioned slightly below eye level and at an arm's length distance.

•             Getting regular eye exams: Regular eye exams are important for maintaining good eye health and can help identify any underlying vision problems that may be contributing to CVS.

Contact Us for an Appointment Today

If you are seeking computer vision treatment, our team at Eye Care Center LTD by Albina Optometric in Addison, Burbank, and Willowbrook, IL, can help. To learn about our treatments or to schedule an appointment, contact our office today. When you’re seeking an optometrist near me, our team looks forward to assisting you!

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