People have never spent more time looking at screens and it is resulting in vision problems. Being nearsighted is incredibly common, with about 25% of all Americans having this condition. If you are having issues with your vision especially after spending hours of using a screen, contact our team at Sarlin Opticians in Mamaroneck, NY. We have gathered some of the questions that we run into regarding computer vision.
What Is Computer Vision?
When you spend a lot of time looking at screens, it can affect your vision. Computer vision is also called digital eye strain. It happens when you strain your eyes to see the screens in front of you for many hours per day. Many people look at screens throughout their day, and this will eventually affect their vision. It can cause nearsightedness among other eye problems.
What Are the Symptoms of Computer Vision?
If your screens have started to adversely affect your vision, you may start to notice headaches, muscle pain, nausea, and eyestrain. Blurry vision and double vision may also occur along with dry eyes and redness of the eyes. Computer vision can also cause the upper back, neck, head, and face to become strained and tired. You may also tilt your head regularly, stoop over, and sit still for long periods, all of which can strain your muscles.
What Is the Cause of Computer Vision?
Several small muscles control the movement of the eye from outside the eye. There are also tiny muscles inside the eye that control how much light enters the eye, and there are internal muscles that change the shape of the eye's lens. These small muscles can become strained when you look at screens for too long consistently. The problem often comes from the brightness that comes from the screens as well as having the eyes move over and over again to look at a small area.
How Is Computer Vision Treated?
Computer vision is usually treated by helping to correct the vision symptoms such as wearing glasses or contact lenses. Apart from never using a PC, phone, or tablet again, there is no way to eradicate this vision problem completely, but there are ways to help prevent it. Cutting the glare from your screens can help, such as wearing anti-glare glasses or moving the light source. It can also help to change the angle of your computer as well as your chair. Blue light filtering glasses can also help reduce the screen’s effects on your eyes.
Contact Our Team at Sarlin Opticians
If you are experiencing some of the symptoms of computer vision, our opticians at Sarlin Opticians can help. If you live in Mamaroneck, Larchmont, or the surrounding areas, call our team today at (914) 698-2111 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.