Computer Vision Treatment with our Optometrists in Burke
Adults and children are spending more and more time in front of computers, tablets, and other digital devices, and this means many more cases of digital eyestrain or computer vision syndrome. At Primary Eye Care Associates in Burke, VA, we treat patients of all ages suffering from computer vision syndrome, related to excess time in front of a digital screen. While most of the cases we see don't cause permanent damage, they can certainly affect your work life as well as your general health and well-being.
What Causes Computer Vision Syndrome?
When you spend a long time in front of a tablet, computer screen, or other digital devices, it makes your eyes have to work harder. If you have uncorrected vision problems, such as a need for a different prescription for computer usage, it can make the situation even worse. All of these causes can combine to create a long list of troublesome symptoms, including:
- Blurred vision
- Dry eyes
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Scratchy or itchy eyes
Not every patient suffers from every symptom, but they can all combine to make your work or school life tough to deal with. If you're dealing with one or more of these symptoms on a regular basis, a visit with our optometrist is the first step to getting relief.
Eye Care for Digital Eye Strain Relief
In almost all cases, getting rid of the cause will relieve all of the symptoms. This usually consists of making your workspace and viewing habits more user-friendly. Begin by arranging your office to eliminate glare from the screen. Raise your monitor so that the center of the screen is in the middle of your field of vision. Get a chair that allows you to sit upright while working, and close the drapes or blinds to eliminate glare from outside sources. In addition, if you spend a lot of time in front of a screen during your working hours, give your eyes a break by spending your leisure time doing hobbies or reading books instead of playing on a tablet or other device.
In many cases, even the more ergonomic office won't totally eliminate computer vision syndrome, because it's often caused by a combination of environmental and vision problems. The correct eye care begins with a comprehensive eye examination to find out if you need vision correction. Getting a new pair of eyeglasses that correct for middle distance can be the one change you need to eliminate computer vision symptoms. You can also ask our opticians about blue light filtering lenses, such as Crizal Prevencia, that are available with or without a prescription.
Contact Our Eye Doctor in Burke
Correcting any type of vision problem always begins with a comprehensive eye exam. Make an appointment to see one of our optometrists today. Call Primary Eye Care Associates in Burke, VA, at 703-272-7880 and we'll schedule a visit today.