Computer Vision is a relatively new term within the optometry field and refers to eye problems associated with the prolonged use of computers and electronics that use a digital screen. Although it can be temporary, there are times when computer vision can strain the eyes to a degree that permanently affects your vision as well. An existing eye condition can worsen as the eyes try to focus and adjust to a computer screen and precautions should be taken if you spend long hours in front of a computer screen. Just as some people use glasses for driving at night there are glasses specifically designed for use with a computer.

Studies show that computers emit blue light that can cause eye fatigue and strain. There are certain types of glasses as well as anti-glare coatings that can reduce the amount of blue light that the eye absorbs reducing strain and fatigue.

Other simple factors, such as proper lighting and posture, can make a big difference. Adjusting the screen resolution or checking the brightness and contrast can instantly ease the tension on your eyes. Double check the screen settings for your computer and take breaks if you spend long hours in front of the computer as well.

We will evaluate the best method in treating your digital eye strain so computer vision does not become an ongoing issue and lead to a bigger eye problem. This eye condition is quite common so don’t hesitate to take the proper steps to improve your vision today.