Understanding Computer Vision
Spending hours looking at a computer, tablet, or mobile device has become a regular part of our daily routines. Unfortunately, all of this time spent staring at a screen can cause eye problems resulting in the need to see an eye doctor for computer vision treatment. If you believe you are suffering from computer vision syndrome, Dr. Brett Balocca at Eye On Health in Phoenix is here to help. We can provide the necessary testing and treatment you need to understand what's causing the condition and how to prevent it from reoccurring.
Computer Vision Signs
Signs of computer vision vary from person to person. Even if the symptoms are mild, they can worsen when left untreated. Signs you may be experiencing computer vision include:
- Blurry vision
- Eye discomfort
- Dry, scratchy eyes
- Neck or shoulder pain
Our optometrist, Dr. Brett Baloocca, can help treat your eye conditions, especially those related to extended screen time.
Computer Vision Diagnosis
Seeing your eye doctor for an exam can help diagnose computer vision syndrome early on. The severity of the condition depends on the length of time you spend staring at a computer screen each day, the angle, your posture, the lighting, and if there is any glare. During your consultation, Dr. Balocca will consider your symptoms, look at any pre-existing conditions, and test for any underlying conditions to diagnose if you have computer vision syndrome or another eye condition.
Tests used to diagnose computer vision syndrome include:
- Visual acuity to measure the quality of your vision
- Refraction tests for potential lens prescriptions to help optimize your vision
- Focus and eye coordination to determine how well your eyes work together
Computer Vision Eye Care
Working on a computer for extended periods can negatively affect your overall eye health. However, taking proper measures to improve your computer vision eye care can help reduce the symptoms associated with extended screen time. Everything from the computer placement, proper posture, room lighting, and regular breaks can help improve your vision when using various forms of technology.
Blue Light Glasses
Blue light glasses help reduce the amount of harmful light coming from computer screens, ultimately protecting your eyes. Even if you do not need eyeglasses, consider wearing blue light-blocking glasses when using the computer to prevent computer vision syndrome.
Visit Us for Eye Care for Computer Vision and Other Eye-Related Issues
Call Eye On Health in Phoenix, AZ, to schedule an appointment for a routine eye exam or to learn how we can treat computer vision syndrome.