In today’s digital age that has become increasingly reliant on computers and mobile devices, our eyes do more work than ever before. The habit of staring at monitor screens and handheld LED displays for hours at a time can have seriously detrimental effects on your eyes. If you routinely suffer from eye discomfort, fatigue, and vision problems, you may be experiencing computer vision syndrome (CVS). The eye doctors at Primary Eyecare and Optical of Meridian can provide you with a number of eye care solutions to solve this emerging problem.
Treating Computer Vision
Computer vision syndrome, also known as digital eye strain, is characterized by symptoms of fatigue or discomfort caused by extended use of digital displays. Individuals suffering from CVS may experience eye pain, itchiness, or redness, headaches, a feeling of fatigue in the eye muscles, neck pain, shoulder stiffness, and blurred or double vision. Certain symptoms may have different causes. Neck and shoulder discomfort may be related to non-ergonomic monitor height while itchy, reddened eyes may stem from dryness related to less frequent blinking. Blurred vision and headaches may be caused by underlying issues such as amblyopia, presbyopia or convergence insufficiency that make near focus more challenging.
Solutions for Computer Vision Syndrome
The optometrists at Primary Eyecare & Optical of Meridian can provide the appropriate eye care to treat your CVS. Eye function and visual acuity may reveal problems that can be corrected through vision therapy and corrective lenses.