Our Alpine Vision in Colorado Springs, CO Discusses Computer Vision
If you spend a lot of your day sitting at a desk and looking at a computer screen, it's possible that you could be suffering from computer vision. Digital eye strain is a serious problem that affects many office workers in the United States. Our eye doctor in Colorado Springs and Windsor at Alpine Vision is here to help you learn if you have computer vision, as well as take steps to alleviate your symptoms.
What Is Computer Vision?
Computer vision is a condition caused by spending many hours staring at a computer screen. The types of light that computers use to illuminate the screen can cause vision issues. The posture that you hold while looking at the computer screen for hours at a time can also contribute to health issues. While this condition is most commonly caused by staring at a computer screen, it can also be caused by spending hours looking at a tablet, television, or cell phone screen. Symptoms include dry eyes, headaches, eye strain, blurred vision, and shoulder and neck pain. These symptoms tend to worsen during the work week, and then let up on the weekends. Symptoms can be made worse by increased stress levels at work, bad lighting conditions, and uncorrected vision problems.
How Is Computer Vision Treated?
Our optometrist will work with you to create a plan to alleviate your computer vision syndrome. There are different approaches that can be taken for treatment. This may include increasing the distance between your eyes and the computer screen, correcting your posture, or taking breaks from looking at the computer screen to work on another task. Our eye doctors may also suggest printing documents out to read them instead of trying to read them on a computer screen
The good news: no matter how long you've been working at a job that requires you to stare at a computer screen, computer vision syndrome is a treatable condition. Your headaches, dry eyes, and tired shoulders/neck are fixable! Our eye doctors will help you come up with a plan that makes sense for your eyes and your work schedule.
Contact Alpine Vision in Colorado Springs, CO Today!
Ready to stop dealing with digital eye strain caused by computer vision syndrome? Call our office today. We serve the Colorado Springs, Falcon, and Windsor areas. Call us at 719-520-3333 (Colorado Springs), 719-495-6611 (Falcon), or 970-460-0220 (Windsor). We look forward to helping you restore your eyes!