There are many eye and vision problems that can occur when a person develops computer vision syndrome. This syndrome is a collection of symptoms that come from spending a lot of time working on a computer. The way that the eyes, and the rest of the body, work when in front of a computer is behind this syndrome. If you have eye fatigue or other symptoms of computer vision, you need to see an optometrist. Our optometrists at Progressive Eyecare & Eyewear provide quality eye care for our patients in Indianapolis, Fishers, and the surrounding areas.
Getting Computer Vision
When you spend a lot of time looking at a computer screen, it affects the way you hold your head and neck as well as how hard your eyes work. Reading from a computer screen is more difficult for the eyes than reading something else. Since the eyes are made to work harder, they can get tired and strained. It can also give you pain in your neck or back and cause headaches. Because the eyes don't blink as often when they look at a computer screen, they also tend to get dry and make the eye condition even worse.
Preventing Computer Vision
It's important to see an optometrist if you think you have computer vision syndrome, as it may be something different. If you have been diagnosed with computer vision, there are ways that you can help or prevent the condition. One way is to use the 20-20-20 rule when using the computer. This requires you to take a 20-second break every 20 minutes and to look at something during this break that is 20 feet away. Another preventative method is to pay attention to the way your computer screen is lit up and get rid of any glare that appears on the screen. Glare can make your eyes work even harder, leading to more eye fatigue.
See an Optometrist for Computer Vision Treatment
When you have problems with your eyes after spending long hours at a computer, contact Progressive Eyecare & Eyewear to schedule an appointment with one of our eye doctors. Call our Indianapolis office today at (317) 595-8855 or our Fishers office at (317) 913-0700.