Like many people, you may rely on your computer, phone, and tablet for work, immediate access to information, and to keep in touch with friends and family. However, too much time looking at a digital screen may strain your eyes and affect your vision or worsen an existing eye condition, leading to computer vision syndrome. At Vision Corner in Houston, Texas, Sophia Barnes, OD, and the therapeutic optometrists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of computer vision syndrome and can develop a personalized plan to reduce eyestrain and vision changes. To schedule an appointment, call Vision Corner or book online today.
Computer vision syndrome is a relatively new medical term and refers to eye problems associated with prolonged use of computers and other digital devices, such as your tablet, e-reader, or phone.
Most people seem to experience some amount of eye discomfort after using their digital devices. However, the degree of discomfort seems to increase the more time you spend viewing your digital screen.
Though your symptoms may be temporary, it’s possible your computer-related eyestrain may lead to permanent vision changes. Additionally, your digital screen usage may worsen an underlying eye condition.
The experienced team at Vision Corner specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of computer eye syndrome and can develop a plan that reduces eye discomfort and your risk of permanent damage.
Computer vision syndrome symptoms may vary in type and severity. Common symptoms include:
In many cases, your computer vision syndrome symptoms are caused by elements you can control, such as poor lighting, computer screen glare, or your posture. However, your symptoms may also be signs of an undiagnosed vision problem.
The specialists at Vision Corner diagnose computer vision syndrome after a comprehensive eye exam. During your exam, the team asks detailed questions about your symptoms, the amount of time you spend using digital screens at work and home, your vision history, and your medical history.
The team then performs several tests to assess vision and eye health, which may include:
The team uses the information gathered during your comprehensive eye exam to determine if your eye strain symptoms are due to computer vision syndrome and develop a personalized treatment plan to improve your vision and eye health.
The team at Vision Corner works closely with you to develop a treatment plan for your computer vision syndrome that minimizes your symptoms and prevents vision changes. Your treatment plan may include:
The team also recommends you take regular breaks from your digital screen to reduce eyestrain.
Spending too much time on the computer or your phone may lead to eye strain and vision changes. To see if you may be suffering from computer vision syndrome, contact Vision Corner by phone or book your appointment online today.