Your symptoms will depend:
Mild symptoms do worsen over time and can lead to other vision problems if not treated. We are here to help.
What causes computer vision syndrome?
Your optometrist can design a treatment plan to help relieve your symptoms. If you have normal vision, a pair of computer reading glasses can be very helpful. If you already wear contacts or glasses, computer-friendly prescriptions are available.
A combination of optometry and self care can reduce the amount of computer vision problems to protect the long term health of your eyes.
There are many preventive tips we suggest to cut down on computer eye strain problems:
Every 20 minutes during your work day, look away toward a distant point for 20 seconds to refocus your eyes. Give yourself a 15-minute break after every 2-hour computer session. Don’t forget to blink frequently to keep your eyes from drying!
Adjust your monitor so that it is about 15-20 degrees lower than your eye level when seated about 20-28 inches away from your screen. Reference materials can be placed on a document holder between your monitor and keyboard, or to the side of your monitor. Look for a position with as little head movement as possible will help your eyes too. Anti-glare screens are commonly used to help reduce glare from surrounding lights. Sitting with proper posture will alleviate neck and shoulder strain, reducing possible headaches.
If you can control the lighting in your workspace (and your computer) you can minimize the glare. Where possible, always use natural lighting.
We take the time to explain the value of maintaining good vision throughout life, not just when you experience vision problems.
Whether you are new to contact lenses, or have been wearing them for years, our eye doctors will determine the right solution for you.