Computer Vision Syndrome

With so many people spending extended periods in front of a computer screen, it's no wonder incidents of computer vision disorder are rising. Computer vision syndrome is a condition that can affect children, teens, and adults alike. Whether at work or school, the effects of computer vision syndrome are as noticeable as they are uncomfortable. If you notice your computer vision is getting worse, it's best to contact an ophthalmology specialist for help.

At Naples Eye Physicians in Naples, FL, we have an ophthalmologist dedicated to helping restore your vision, treat your computer vision syndrome, and get you the help you need to feel long-lasting relief from your computer vision syndrome. With our help, you can boost productivity, improve your vision, and improve your quality of life!

Computer Vision

What is Computer Vision Syndrome?

Computer vision syndrome is a condition caused by looking at a computer, television, or phone screen too long. With the advent of working from home and office work, computer syndrome is now incredibly common. Some symptoms that can accompany your computer vision syndrome include:

  • Blurry vision
  • Trouble focusing
  • Eye pain
  • Eye fatigue
  • Eyestrain
  • Headaches
  • Dry eyes
  • Red eyes

When you look at a computer screen for long periods, chances are you aren't giving your eyes a proper break, are squinting for long periods, and are being exposed to blue light from your screen. When combined, all of these factors can lead to the symptoms of computer vision syndrome.

How Can an Ophthalmologist Help My Computer Vision?

An ophthalmology specialist will be able to determine if your blurry vision and other symptoms are due to computer vision syndrome or another eye disorder. They can do so through eye exams and vision tests to determine if you have a pre-existing refractive error, eye disease, or have 20/20 vision. 

If you are suffering from computer vision disorder, your eye care specialist can recommend lifestyle changes such as taking a break from your computer screen. The 20/20 rule is acceptable, which means to stare away from the screen for at least 20 seconds every 20 minutes. 

An eye doctor can also determine if other treatments can help your vision, such as prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. 

Schedule an Appointment with Our Eye Doctor in Naples, FL

At Naples Eye Physicians in Naples, FL, we're on a mission to help our patients see clearly and reduce their computer vision syndrome symptoms for good! Schedule an appointment with us today!