Computer vision syndrome (CVS) is a term used to describe vision and joint related problems resulting from long periods of computer use. Staring at a computer screen for extended periods of time can lead to eyestrain, headaches, and blurred vision. Vision disorders such as myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia may contribute to CVS. Furthermore, the distance and angle a person sits from a computer screen can cause neck and back problems.
Having an eye exam to check for uncorrected vision problems is the first place to start. A refraction, or eyeglass prescription check, will discover if eyeglasses need to be prescribed. Eyeglasses will eliminate blurry vision, glare, and help your eyes focus up close.
The second step involves checking your body position and distance while sitting in front of a computer screen. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), your computer screen should be 15 to 20 degrees below eye level or (4 to 5 inches) measured from the center of the screen and 20 to 28 inches from your eyes.
If you are experiencing eye fatigue or strain after using a computer, schedule an appointment with Modern Optometry today. We will check your eyes and recommend appropriate treatments for your problems.
Look for future articles on anti-fatigue and computer glasses. These exciting new lens technologies offer solutions to problems caused by our modern lifestyles.
Source Article: American Optometric Association
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