Computer Vision is a relatively new term within the optometry field and refers to eye problems associated with the prolonged use of computers and electronics that utilize a digital screen. Although it can be temporary, there are times when computer vision can strain the eyes to a degree that permanently affects your vision as well. An existing eye condition can worsen as the eyes try to focus and adjust to a computer screen, and precautions should be taken if you spend long hours in front of a computer screen.
If you have been experiencing blurry vision, dry eyes, eye strain, headaches, neck or back pain, try adjusting the lighting, posture, and the distance in front of your computer screen. In addition, computer glasses with photochromic lenses can shield your eyes from potentially harmful high-energy visible blue light from your computer screen and digital devices. Photochromic lenses are optical lenses that darken on exposure to specific types of light of sufficient intensity. If computer vision symptoms persist, call us to schedule an appointment, and we will perform a full evaluation.
If you have any additional questions about computer vision or to schedule an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us today!