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At Alpine Vision, we diagnose, treat, and manage a variety of common eye and vision conditions. One of the more common eye conditions we saw in recent years is that of computer vision syndrome (CVS), a condition that can lead to long-term issues with your eye and vision health if not addressed appropriately.
Specifically, computer vision syndrome refers to a condition caused by prolonged exposure of the eyes to blue light, which is emitted in high levels from computer screens, tablets, cell phone screens, and other electronic screens. Over time, this prolonged exposure can cause you to experience symptoms such as:
Here at Alpine Vision, we can complete a computer vision diagnosis through a series of diagnostic tests. This typically includes a visual acuity test, refraction examination, and evaluation of your focus and eye coordination. We'll also take into account the symptoms you’re experiencing, as well as any pre-existing conditions or other underlying eye problems when making a diagnosis.
If it turns out you're suffering from the effects of computer vision syndrome, the good news is that there are treatment and protection options available to you through our eye care experts here at Alpine Vision. Upon your diagnosis, we'll sit down with you to discuss your specific lifestyle needs so we can create a customized plan for treatment and management of your symptoms.
For example, if your job involves spending a lot of time sitting in front of a computer screen each day, allow us to provide you with some tips to reduce eye strain. This may include giving your eyes a break every 20 minutes by looking away from your screen and focusing on an object about 20 feet away for 20 seconds. Furthermore, we may be able to recommend changes to your computer and desk/office setup to minimize strain on your eyes.
We also offer computer vision syndrome glasses, which are specifically designed to help block out blue light that can be harmful to your eyes. These can be worn while working on your computer and are available in both prescription and non-prescription options. Through a few lifestyle changes and the right optical tools from us, you can take steps to manage your computer vision syndrome and protect your eyes.
If you experience symptoms of computer vision syndrome, don't put off scheduling an appointment with our optometrists. Alpine Vision has three convenient locations to suit your needs, so give any of our offices a call today to set up an appointment that works with your schedule.