Computer Vision Syndrome
Computer vision syndrome can cause various symptoms that can be a nuisance and make it challenging to fully participate in daily life. It's important to get help from an eye doctor as soon as you notice symptoms of computer vision syndrome. Your eye doctor will determine if your symptoms are due to computer vision syndrome or something else. At Eye Gallery, we offer patients in and around Prosper, TX, the help of our optometrists and our state-of-the-art facility to help them start seeing clearly again.
What Is Computer Vision Syndrome?
Computer vision syndrome is a condition that occurs when someone looks at a computer or a phone screen for too long. Looking at computer screens for an excessive amount of time causes a person to not blink and strain their eyes, leading to various computer vision syndrome symptoms. These symptoms can include:
- Blurry vision
- Dry eyes
- Red eyes
- Itchy eyes
- Inability to focus
- Neck pain
- Eye pain
For people with pre-existing vision disorders, computer vision syndrome can cause their vision disorders to worsen. Our optometrists will be able to determine if a new prescription is needed or if your computer vision syndrome can be improved with different lifestyle modifications.
How an Optometrist Helps
Our optometrists will determine if the symptoms you are experiencing are associated with computer vision syndrome or another type of vision disorder. We can do so by conducting an eye exam where we will test your vision, dilate your eyes to take a deeper look inside them, and ask you questions about your computer usage and other aspects of your daily life.
Our optometrists might ask questions about how long you look at your computer, whether or not you use blue light-blocking lenses to protect your eyes, and any other questions concerning the possible cause of your computer vision syndrome. From there, we can recommend lifestyle changes to help ease your computer vision problems.
Our optometrists can give you a prescription for eyeglasses with blue light filters. These eyeglasses will help filter out blue light that can be harmful from computer screens. We will also recommend lifestyle changes such as not spending too much time in front of a computer and taking breaks.
Find Relief from Computer Vision Syndrome Today
At Eye Gallery in Prosper, TX, our optometrist will help you improve your eye health by treating your computer vision syndrome. Call today to schedule an appointment.