Computer Vision Syndrome

Computer Vision Syndrome describes a group of computer and eye-related problems that result from prolonged computer use. Viewing a computer screen often makes the eyes have to work harder than normal due to the extended period of focusing that the muscles of the eye have to do in order to keep whatever you are viewing clear. Symptoms of computer vision syndrome include blurred vision, dry eyes, aching of the eyes, eyestrain and headaches. These symptoms tend to disappear after computer use is stopped; however, the longer you are on the computer, the longer the period of time it may take for your vision and symptoms to recover. Treatment for computer vision syndrome includes taking breaks, using adequate lighting, the use of lubricant eye drops, customized eyeglass prescriptions from your Dallas eye doctor and even special eye exercises.

Did you know…

that following a 20/20/20 rule can help with Computer Vision Syndrome? Every 20 minutes, look 20 feet away for a period of 20 seconds. By doing this throughout the day, you can help reduce those symptoms related to too much computer use.

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