Long term computer use can lead to discomfort and eye strain. The older you are and the more years you have spent looking at a computer screen increase the impact computer use has on your vision. As you age, your eyes naturally lose their ability to focus because the lens becomes less flexible. If you think you are beginning to have focus or other vision problems and you live in the Fremont, CA area, visit Warm Springs Optometric Group today.
How Do Computers Impact Your Vision?
Computer vision syndrome (CVS) consists of a series of problems that impact your vision as a result of computer use. As many as 90 percent of people that use computers have symptoms of CVS. This tends to happen when your eyes travel over the same path repeatedly. The constant movement of your eyes as you read takes a good amount of effort for the muscles of your eyes. People also tend to blink less when they are looking at a computer screen. This causes your eyes to dry out, causing even more CVS symptoms.
Can Proper Eye Care Prevent Computer Vision Syndrome?
Visiting our optometry office allows you to have regular eye exams and keep your glasses or contact lens prescriptions current. If you do not currently wear glasses or contacts, fixing any refractive errors in your vision may help reduce your CVS symptoms. Proper eye care can help control problems such as blurred vision, double vision, irritated eyes, headaches, and even neck and back pain. Other ways to help with your CVS symptoms is to take breaks every 20 minutes to look at something at least 20 feet away so that you are not constantly looking at a computer screen. If your eyes feel dry, conscious blinking or the use eye drops can do wonders for reducing the painful itchy and scratchy feeling of having dry eyes.
Why Choose Warm Springs Optometric Group?
Warm Springs Optometric Group has been providing premier optometry care around Fremont since 1985. We are dedicated to providing excellent and structured eye care to every one of our patients. We know that regular eye appointments and exams are crucial to ensuring optimal eye health. Contact us today so we can schedule an appointment for you today. Our number is (510) 490-0287.