Computer Vision Syndrome Treatment
Computer vision syndrome is becoming increasingly common nowadays. The cause of this syndrome is extended periods of time looking at screens. The majority of cases in patients are caused by long days staring at computers or cell phones. This condition can also result from prolonged exposure to TVs. Prolonged exposure to TVs can be especially prevalent in those who play video games for long durations of time on end. Symptoms of computer vision syndrome can include redness of the eyes, blurred vision, irritation, and more. If you believe you may be suffering from computer vision syndrome, please contact us today.
Computer vision syndrome is caused by the eye's inability to recover from focusing on a screen for an extended period. When you are focusing on a close object intently you are placing tension on your eyes muscles. Over time these muscle's ability to recover will be impacted. If you spend a lot of time looking at a computer screen or a cell phone screen, consider taking breaks often. This can be one of the most simple methods of preventing computer vision syndrome.
Many symptoms can be present in someone suffering from computer vision syndrome. Irritation of the eye is one of the most common symptoms in our clients suffering from this affliction. You may also find that you experience frequent headaches if you are suffering from computer vision syndrome. More serious symptoms may include blurred vision, dryness, vertigo, or dizziness. If you are someone who spends a lot of time looking at a computer screen and you are experiencing any of these symptoms, we highly recommend you come in to have your eyes tested. We will be able to determine if you are suffering from CVS very quickly.
Our team of visual doctors will make recommendations that will greatly improve the symptoms of your CVS. The most common type of treatment we recommend is to take breaks from staring at your computer screen. To prevent CVS you also have to ensure that you are getting adequate sleep at night. In some circumstances, it also may be necessary to equip you with a pair of eyeglasses to prevent CVS symptoms from worsening over time. Our team has helped many clients with CVS over the years. They can greatly improve your quality of life if you are suffering from this condition.
There are some steps you can take to prevent CVS from ever happening to you. One of the best steps you can practice is called the 20-20-20 method. For every 20 minutes you stare at a computer screen, stare at something that is 20 feet away for 20 seconds. This will provide your eyes with the break they need to recover from focusing on a close-up object. It is also recommended that you do not work on your computer in the dark as this can increase the strain on your eyes. If you have any questions about preventing CVS do not hesitate to contact Vacaville Optometrist today.