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Computer Vision

Today, many individuals have jobs that require them to use computer screens for long hours. Unfortunately, computer screens can strain eyes, causing vision problems and eye discomforts. These discomforts and vision problems caused by computer use fall under one condition called computer vision syndrome.

Computer vision syndrome isn’t one specific issue but a wide range of symptoms. Unfortunately, adults aren’t the only ones affected. Kids can suffer from this condition, especially those that use computers while learning or stare at their tablets for an extended period. However, our team at Family EyeCare is here to help. We can treat your computer vision and help you understand ways to prevent it from returning in the future.

Causes of Computer Vision

The prolonged use of digital screens is the primary cause of computer vision syndrome. Digital screens cause your eyes to work overtime, and people often forget to blink enough when staring at screens. Other factors that cause computer vision syndrome include:

  • Glare or reflection bouncing off your screen
  • Having less focused or sharp screen contents
  • Viewing your screen in a low light condition
  • Being too far or too close to your screen
  • Not having sufficient screen breaks
  • Uncorrected vision problems
  • Incorrect eyeglasses prescription

Signs of Computer Vision Syndrome

Symptoms vary from patient to patient. They are more severe for those with an existing eye condition or who frequently use digital screens. Common symptoms include:

  • Double vision
  • Back or neck pain
  • Eye irritation
  • Blurred vision
  • Dry and red eyes
  • Headaches
  • Eye strains
  • Difficulty focusing

Treatment for Computer Vision 

Our optometrists use a variety of methods to treat this condition. Depending on the severity of your eye health and current symptoms, the following treatments may be used:

  • Blue light blocking eyeglasses
  • Eye drops
  • Vision therapy
  • Regular eye checkups
  • Eye laser surgery if you have an underlying vision problem

Visit Our Tampa Optometry Team for Quality Eye Care

Computer vision syndrome can affect anyone who uses digital screens for a prolonged time without breaks. If you have any symptoms related to computer vision, be sure to schedule an appointment with Family EyeCare at Westchase in Tampa, FL.