Computer Vision FAQs and Eye Care from an Optometrist on Our Optometry Team
Many of us spend hours in front of computers and cell phones daily. This can have a negative effect on the overall health of our eyes. Computer vision is a general term that describes different types of problems associated with prolonged use of anything that has a digital screen. Sometimes eye stress and strain are temporary, while other times you may want the help of an optometry professional. At Orange County Vision Center, we can help treat problems related to computer vision as well as several other eye conditions. We serve Garden Grove, CA, and Los Angeles, CA, area.
Computer Vision FAQs
The following are answers to some questions that may be asked regarding computer vision.
What Is Computer Vision?
Computer vision syndrome is a condition that results from prolonged use of digital monitors and screens. This could include regular computer screens as well as tablets and phones.
What Are the Symptoms of Computer Vision?
There are several symptoms associated with computer vision. If you are struggling with one or more of the following symptoms, it may be a good idea to contact an optometry specialist.
- Dry Eyes
- Red Eyes
- Twitching Eyes
- Eyes that Burn and Itch
- Blurry Vision
What Causes Computer Vision?
Computer vision can be caused by excessive exposure to computer-generated text and images. The pixels on digital screens can make it harder for your eyes to focus. This struggle to focus can create eye fatigue. Poor posture while sitting in front of a computer can also cause stress and strain on your neck.
Is Computer Vision a Serious Condition?
Computer vision syndrome is normally not a serious condition, but it can be uncomfortable and lower your quality of life. It may also make other eye conditions more uncomfortable due to the strain on your eyes.
How Can an Optometrist Help?
An optometrist may suggest one or more of the following options:
- An optometrist might prescribe eye drops to soothe red, burning eyes.
- An optometrist might suggest changing the lighting around your work area.
- Another might suggest taking screen breaks throughout the day may also help reduce eye strain.
Get Computer Vision Treatment from an Optometrist on Our Optometry Team Serving Los Angles, CA
At Orange County Vision Center, serving Garden Grove, CA, and Los Angeles, CA, we can give you a thorough exam to determine if you suffer from computer vision as well as any other eye problems. We treat computer vision, blurry vision, astigmatism, and cataracts. We also offer Lasik consultation, pediatric eye exams, and specialty contacts. Call us at (714) 894-3353 for more information.