Let’s face it. You would be hard pressed to find a place or person that is not connected in some way to a computer device, table, phone, watch that does not have a screen on it. These days they are everywhere and it is only going to get bigger.
These devices are great and have helped shape the world as we know into the connected world we live in today.
This does come with a price though. By staring at these screens, small and large we are exposing our vision to the hardships of Computer Vision Syndrome.
Computer Vision Syndrome occurs when you feel eye strain and eye fatigue from staring at a device for long periods of time without giving your vision a rest from the backlit screens. This type of strain is different than say reading a book or a magazine as your eyes are balancing several elements such as the backlit screen, light flicker, eyes constantly moving back and forth, focus changes and going long periods of time without blinking.
Some of the more common symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome include:
- Blurred vision
- Double vision
- Dry, red eyes
- Eye irritation
- Neck or back pain
There are special eyeglasses or contact lenses one can wear that help alleviate many of these symptoms and make your daily computer work or device usage a little less straining. Dr. Fein and his team can help identify if special computer glasses are necessary or if your current prescription needs some adjusting.