Computer vision syndrome, also referred to as digital eye strain, is caused by various sources, from poor lighting to incorrect posture. Left untreated, it can cause multiple complications, including dry eyes, neck pain, headaches, and blurry vision. At North Bay Optometric Vision Center in Rohnert Park, CA, our optometry team diagnoses and treats computer vision to keep your eyes at their best. Here are some tips on how to avoid computer vision.
Adjust Screen Light
Glare is a significant cause of computer vision, and reducing glare can improve symptoms significantly. We can also fit you with blue light glasses or blue light lenses in your eyeglasses to block some glare from directly coming into your eyes. Also, overhead lights should not directly reflect onto your screen. Other options include investing in an anti-glare screen or simply adjusting the brightness level on your computer and other electronics.
Hydrate Your Eyes
Dry eyes and strain result from eyes that are not lubricated. You tend to blink less frequently on electronic devices, so you have to create a habit to blink. You could also use artificial tears to help lubricate your eyes.
Wear Proper Eye Glasses
Wear eyeglasses if you are supposed to use them while on your computer or phone. Eye glasses can help prevent eye strain that results from trying to focus on the small print on your screen. Routine eye exams from our eye doctor will help you ensure that your prescription is accurate and up to date.
Take Regular Breaks from Electronic Screens
You should take a 30-second break for every 20 to 30 minutes of screen activity to give your eyes a rest. Take longer breaks if you use a computer for your entire workday.
Improve Your Posture
Light exercises, such as stretching and yoga, can improve your posture and improve digital eye strain symptoms. Ensure that you have a proper chair that supports your head and neck so that you're viewing your screen from the proper angle. The recommended angle is slightly below eye level.
Visit Our Optometrist in Rohnert Park, CA for Computer Vision Treatment
If you are experiencing symptoms of computer vision, we can help. At North Bay Optometric Vision Center in Rohnert Park, CA, our optometrist will treat your eyes to keep them healthy. We will also provide you with tips on how to avoid developing computer vision. Call us today to schedule an appointment.