Computer Vision FAQs

Computer Vision FAQs Answered by a Naples, FL Ophthalmologist 

Computer vision occurs when you look at a computer for prolonged periods. Statistics provided by the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health indicate around 90 percent of individuals who spend over three hours per day on the computer experience symptoms of computer syndrome. Although it occurs in adults who work on the computer regularly, kids are susceptible to this eye issue as well. Naples Eye Physicians, serving Naples, FL and the nearby region, offers eye care and advice from an ophthalmologist to help people of all ages combat symptoms of computer vision. 


What Is Computer Vision?

Computer vision is a term that describes vision problems that happen when a person stares at a computer screen, and it affects their eyes.

What Causes Computer Vision?

It happens because your eye has muscles, and they're performing the same repetitive motion. For instance, your eyes move back and forth when you're reading, so you're continuously working your eye muscles. You might not be blinking as much when you stare at the computer screen, which causes your eyes to dry out. Then, you have to take into consideration issues like the blue light, glare, and contrast. Additionally, those who don't have adequate vision correction can experience computer vision. Your age also plays a role. While children can develop computer vision, you're more likely to suffer from it as you age, typically around the age of 40, because your natural lens in your eyes isn't as flexible. 

What Are the Symptoms of Computer Vision?

You might notice you have blurred or double vision when you look at a computer screen for too long. Your eyes may become dry, red, and even feel irritated. Some people develop headaches as well. In the more severe cases, you could have dizziness or nausea. Generally, once you stop looking at the computer for a while, your eyes will go back to normal. However, you might notice you have signs of computer vision more often when you're on the computer for long hours routinely. In the more severe cases, you could have dizziness or nausea. 

Is Computer Vision Permanent?

You may repeatedly suffer the consequences of computer vision, but as of now, there isn't any proof that computer usage can permanently damage your eyes. 

How Can an Ophthalmologist Help?

A physician who specializes in ophthalmology can help by recommending ways you may reduce the strain on your eyes. For instance, an eye doctor can inform you of the ideal location for your computer screen's position. An ophthalmology practitioner might also ensure you're wearing the proper corrective eyewear. 

Schedule an appointment for eye care with our ophthalmologist to help with your computer vision by calling Naples Eye Physicians, serving Naples, FL and the surrounding region, at (239) 262-6288.