One of the fastest-growing causes of vision issues is related to computer use. Computer vision syndrome can occur after staring at bright screens for a long period of time. It can cause a great deal of irritation and pain. At Family Vision, we can help. Our optometrists can provide treatment methods to help with computer vision syndrome. We have locations in Williamston, Clemson, and Anderson, SC. If you are suffering from computer vision syndrome, our professionals will help.
Causes and Symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome
When you use a digital screen, your eyes tend to be fixed in one range of vision for an extended period of time. This can cause strain on the eyes that can lead to a number of vision and eye issues. Some of the most common eye issues associated with computer use including the following:
- Dry eyes: This is a common condition where your eyes are not able to provide the proper tears and lubrication. Left untreated, the eyes can become red, irritated, and inflamed.
- Irritated eyes: Staring at a computer screen for an extended period of time can lead to irritated eyes. This is not only an uncomfortable condition, but it can also make it harder to read what is on the screen and lead to an overall lower quality of vision.
- Blurred vision - Blurred vision is the result of extended use of a computer screen. With blurred vision, it will become more difficult to read smaller print and may lead to prescription eyewear use.
Treatment for Computer Vision Syndrome
At Family Vision, we offer a number of treatments to help you deal with vision issues associated with computer use. Our optometrists will do an eye exam to determine the severity of your condition and what treatment you need. Here's a look at some of the most common types of treatments available.
- Behavioral changes: We encourage our patients to use the 20-20-20 rule when it comes to using a computer. Every 20 minutes, you should look away from your computer for at least 20 seconds and look at an object at least 20 feet away. This will allow your eyes to rest from staring at the same distance for an extended period of time.
- Blue filter eyewear: We offer a range of blue filter eyewear that will help reduce eye strain and prevent blurred vision.
- Prescription medication: In more serious cases, we may prescribe medications that can help treat blurred vision associated with computer vision syndrome.
Contact Us Today
If you are suffering from computer vision syndrome, we can help you. At Family Vision, our optometrists want to make sure your vision and eye health are at their best. With locations in Anderson, Williamston, or Clemson, SC, we are always ready to help. Call us today to schedule an appointment.