Frequent Questions about Computer Vision Syndrome with Our Eye Doctor
You probably suffer from computer vision syndrome symptoms if you spend a good portion of your day staring at a screen. Learn more about this condition and how to stop it through these questions, answered by our team at Medina Eye Care.
What does computer vision syndrome mean?
The screens on digital devices are not printed books or other materials. So there isn’t as much definition or contrast. As a result, blue light and screen glare, and you must focus harder than usual. This habit can lead to symptoms like blurry vision, headaches, eye strain, shoulder pain, neck pain, and double vision.
Who is at risk of developing computer vision syndrome?
Anyone who looks at a digital device can develop computer vision syndrome. The longer one stays on a device, the more likely to experience it. Therefore, those who work on a computer, binge-watch TV shows, or scroll through social media for hours are at a higher risk.
Can I prevent it without avoiding devices?
We’re not going to tell you how to learn to live without your device. Follow the 20/20/20 rule. Set a timer for every 20 minutes. Look 20 feet away from your device for 20 seconds. Limiting the time on a machine can make a difference.
Is it something I need to see an ophthalmologist for?
It’s an excellent idea to make an optometry appointment, even if you’re not yet feeling any symptoms. Our optometrist can help you find the best protective eyewear to use while on your device, such as blue light filter glasses. An ophthalmologist can also help correct vision problems that make it harder for your eyes to focus through eyeglasses, contacts, and even LASIK surgery. Remember that prescription eyeglasses can also be made with filters and coatings to help reduce the risk of computer vision syndrome.
Schedule an Optometry Visit in San Antonio or Castroville
Don’t suffer from computer vision syndrome another day. You can schedule an appointment with our team at Medina Eye Care at our San Antonio office by calling (210) 225-4141 or our Castroville office by calling (830) 931-2328. If you don’t live in or around these areas, search for “optometrist or eye doctor near me” for local eye care providers. If you have further questions, remember to speak to our professional about any concerns during your consultation.