Computer Vision Syndrome Treatment
While a computer screen might be exciting to look at, exposing your eyes to a screen for extended periods of time will lead to eye fatigue and other uncomfortable symptoms. Left untreated, our patients with computer vision syndrome experience ongoing irritability and deteriorating eyesight.
The immediate symptoms of computer vision syndrome include:
- Blurred vision
- Itchy eyes
- Neck and shoulder pain
These symptoms may eventually render a person unable to look at computer screens for long. Some patients report dry eyes, feeling drowsy more often, or a reduction in tear production. This is why we encourage our patients from Richboro, Newtown, and Langhorne to schedule an eye exam with our eye doctors to determine the damage from looking at computer screens for prolonged periods.
Computer Vision Syndrome Can Worsen
How long you look at a screen, your posture, and the angle of the monitor influence the severity of computer vision syndrome symptoms. An entire day of watching a screen up close may have more impact than someone who spends a few hours watching television. Neither of these people may experience computer vision syndrome as severe as a person who already had other eye-related disorders or diseases.
At EYECARE for You, we ask our patients to schedule an eye exam with one of our optometrists to determine the impact of Computer Vision Syndrome.
Computer Vision Syndrome Can Incapacitate
Millions of workers have jobs where they must look at screens for prolonged periods of time. While it can be done, people may or may not realize there is a serious problem, even when computer vision syndrome makes functioning impossible. Aside from the immediate symptoms, people suffering from computer vision syndrome may later report:
- Being unable to operate machinery
- Difficulty driving a vehicle
- Trouble concentrating
- A negative impact on productivity
- Difficulty focusing the eyes on either a fixed or moving object
When this condition takes over the life of our patients, we want them to get help as soon as possible. We help all of our patients in Southampton, Northampton, Holland, or Yardley, with eye exams and other eye care services.
Schedule an Appointment with One of Our Richboro Optometrists
Are you ready to get an eye exam, wear new eyeglasses, recover from dry eyes, or visit a new eye doctor? Our offices provide services to residents in Richboro, Newtown, Langhorne, Southampton, Northampton, Holland, and Yardley. Stop by EYECARE for You to achieve better vision today.