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Computer Vision Syndrome

In today's business climate, employees are expected to stay in front of their computer (desktop, laptop, or tablet) for most of the workday. Long hours working from home will put a strain on your eyes and possibly developing computer vision syndrome. If you are having trouble re-focusing on objects, then take a moment and speak with someone from the optometry department at Family Vision Clinic of Farmington.

What is Computer Vision Syndrome?

Computer vision syndrome is hard to diagnose as it is rarely defined by one symptom. Instead, many optometrists feel there is a wide variety of symptoms, which are all a direct result from extended work time sitting in front of a computer screen.

Some of the more prominent symptoms include eye irritation, dry or red eyes, double and blurred vision. If left untreated, these vision issues could lead to constant headaches, neck, and back pain. With extended computer usage, you may need to use glasses to alleviate the symptoms of computer vision syndrome. Wearing glasses will reduce the amount of eye strain, especially when working from home.

Ways to Reduce Computer Vision Syndrome

There are several ways to reduce computer vision syndrome without the assistance of an optometry department. The most obvious change is removing all glare, contrast, and flickering from the computer screen before working from home. A leading pediatric optometrist believes changing an overhead light source in a family's computer work area will remove glare off a screen as well.

Other methods to reduce computer vision syndrome is implementing the 20/20/20 rule as part of your normal workday. This practice includes looking away from your computer monitor every 20 minutes. Instead, try to focus on an image 20 feet away for 20 seconds. Finally, keep your desktop approximately 20-28 inches away from your face. Plus, the screen should be below your eye level. All these actions can help reduce eye strain and the number of headaches.

Call Family Vision Clinic Of Farmington

Computer vision syndrome is a serious problem. If this condition persists, then contact the optometry department at Family Vision Clinic of Farmington for treatment options. Schedule an appointment today!

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