Computer Vision Syndrome

Computer Vision SyndromeComputer Vision Syndrome is more common that you may realize. Think about it, we are constantly looking at our computer screens, when were at work, and at home. Moreover, we are also interacting with our mobile devices such as tablets, and cell phones all day long. Here at Eyes on Derry in Milton Ontario we take careful consideration of Computer Vision Syndrome and are here to help.

What is Computer Vision Syndrome?

Computer Vision Syndrome is defined as a group of eye and vision-related problems that result from prolonged computer, tablet, e-reader and cell phone use.

The most common symptoms associated with Computer Vision Syndrome include: eyestrain, headaches, blurred vision, neck and shoulder pain, and most commonly dry eyes.

There are many causes of Computer Vision Syndrome such as presence of glare and reflections, the screen resolution, the contrast between letters to the backgrounds, and just the general prolonged usage of computers and mobile devices.

What can I do to help prevent and reduce the impact of Computer Vision Syndrome?

Try the 20-20-20 rule! To help relax your eyes, every 20 minutes look somewhere 20 feet away for approximately for 20 seconds. This will help readjust your eyes and give your eyes a break from the computer screen. The best treatment for anyone suffering from Computer Vision Syndrome is to see your Optometrists at Eyes on Derry in Milton Ontario for a full eye examination. Contact Eyes on Derry today for more information.