Although the use of computers and other digital devices can simplify our lives, it also comes with some risk to your eye health and vision. Eye fatigue, blurred vision, and eye irritation are common symptoms of computer vision, a condition caused by extensive use of digital screens, particularly computers. At Sarlin Opticians, we offer long-term solutions to computer vision symptoms to help preserve your sight. If you live in Mamaroneck, Larchmont, or the surrounding areas, contact our team today to schedule an appointment. Here is what you should know about this condition.
Dangers of Computer Overuse
Computer vision is a term used to describe visual issues you can develop through excessive use of digital devices like your computer. Glaring at your computer screen day in and out can put a serious strain on your eyes. As a result, you could develop such symptoms as blurred vision, eye irritation and fatigue, headaches, eye redness, and dry eye.
Most people blink less while working on their computers, which can also irritate the eyes. Blinking keeps eyes moist by coating them with tears. Infrequent blinking can lead to dry eye.
Overexposure to blue light is yet another danger of computer overuse, which can cause computer vision symptoms. Digital screens generate blue light in concentrated amounts, which can be detrimental to your eyes. Blue light contributes to eye strain and eye fatigue.
Poor posture, poor lighting and visual problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism can further aggravate computer vision symptoms.
Computer Vision Treatment
Fortunately, there are measures you can take to manage computer vision symptoms. If you have good vision and don’t wear glasses, we recommend using specialty eyeglasses when working on your computer. These glasses help filter out blue light to protect your eyes. If you wear prescription eyeglasses or contacts, our optician can upgrade your prescription to one that’s more conducive to computer use to avoid straining your eyes.
The following tips from our optician can also be helpful in minimizing computer vision symptoms:
- Keep your computer monitor lower than eye level when sitting 20-28 inches from your screen.
- Use an anti-glare screen to reduce glare from surrounding lighting. Adjusting your lights or using natural lights, when possible, also minimizes glare that can irritate your eyes.
- Take frequent breaks to rest your eyes. Stop every 20 minutes and look at something else for 20 seconds and take 15-minute breaks every two hours to avoid eye strain. And don’t forget to blink often to lubricate your eyes!
See Our Optician in Mamaroneck Today
If you think you may be suffering from computer vision symptoms, contact Sarlin Opticians at 914-698-2111 for a special new pair of glasses to help abate your symptoms. For your convenience, we serve residents in Mamaroneck, Larchmont, and the surrounding communities.