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What is “Computer Vision” and How is it Treated?


what is computer vision and how is it treatedComputer vision is a new term for a new phenomenon.  Within the world of optometry, computer vision syndrome is caused by prolonged use of digital screens; laptops, computers, iPhones, iPads, and anything with a digital screen.  The most common result of constantly viewing a digital screen are strained eyes, which is typically temporary, to more long-term affects.  If you already have an existing eye issue, like a stigmatism, then prolonged use of digital screens can make this condition worse.  

Computer Vision Symptoms

Some of the symptoms that you can experience from computer vision may include one or more of the following and you will want to discuss these with your eye doctor to determine the how these can be alleviated:

  • Eyestrain
  • Headaches
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Blurry vision
  • Dry eyes

How is Computer Vision Prevented and Treated?

There are some simple things you can start doing right now to help prevent and treat Computer Vision Syndrome. These include:

  • Make sure you use proper lighting when working with a digital screen. What you want to avoid is a glare that causes you to strain your eyes.  The team at Advanced Eye Care will talk to you about your work space (you can even bring in a picture of you working at your desk) to help determine precise things that could be contributing to the computer vision.  
  • Adjust the screen resolution so that your eyes don’t have to work as hard.  Every second you spend using a digital screen, your eyes are under a tremendous amount of strain. 
  • Take frequent breaks. Don’t sit in front of the screen hour after hour. Get up, stretch, and give your eyes a break with periodic resting. 
  • When working at a desk, it is a good idea to maintain proper posture.  Don’t sit with your shoulders rolled forward or your neck bent.
  • Use a proper, comfortable seat when working with a digital screen. The chair should support your back and neck to avoid straining these areas.  

If you suffer from consistent computer vision symptoms, call the team at Advanced Eye Care Solutions in Bellevue at 425-283-0440 to set up an appointment. Our friendly team will evaluate your symptoms, along with your past and present eye health, and give you a full diagnosis.  After this, we will develop a plan to best prevent and treat your computer vision so that the symptoms disappear.  Because computer vision syndrome is common in these modern times, we have ample experience with this new form of eye condition and can have your computer vision under control right away so that you can get back to a lifestyle without computer vision symptoms hampering your daily routine.