Computer Vision: What Eye Care Professionals Want You to Know
If you spend a lot of your day sitting at a desk and staring at a screen, you may notice that your eyes feel fatigued by the time 5 pm rolls around. If so, you're not alone. Computers vision is a common issue for many people who work in offices, and our optometry center, Southwest Eye Care in Bakersfield, is able to help.
Signs of Computer Vision
Also known as digital eye strain, computer vision is the name for a group of symptoms often experienced by people who spend many hours looking at computers, smartphones, and tablets. The most common symptoms of the condition are eye strain, headaches, blurred vision, dry eyes, and neck and shoulder pain. These symptoms are likely to ease at the end of the work day, and start up again the next morning when screen work resumes. People who play video games excessively are also susceptible to suffering from computer vision syndrome.
Causes of Computer Vision
Computer vision syndrome can be caused by a number of different factors. These may include poor lighting in the work area, glare on the computer screen, uncorrected vision problems, poor posture while sitting at a desk, improper viewing distance from the screen, or a combination of these factors. Computer vision becomes worse when work is done for extended periods of time without a break.
How an Optometry Professional Can Help
At your appointment, our eye care specialist will talk with you about the computers vision symptoms you've been experiencing. Often, simple lifestyle changes are enough to ease your symptoms. It's important that you also have a vision acuity screening performed, as some of the symptoms of computer vision are caused by lack of or improper prescription eyewear usage. Our optometry staff will help you with a plan to ease your symptoms. If your computer vision does not get better, or worsens, be sure to schedule a follow up appointment so we can revise your vision care plan.
Call Our Bakersfield Eye Care and Optometry Center
If you're suffering from computer vision symptoms, talk with our eye care professionals at Southwest Eye Care. There's no need to go through one more work day with red, tired eyes. Call our Bakersfield office at (661) 833-4040. We look forward to helping you and your family with all of your vision care needs.