Spending too many hours in front of your computer got your eyes in a blur? Our South Windsor and Newington optometrists say that treating computer vision syndrome can improve visual health overall. Let’s take a look at how having tired eyes and eye strain can affect you and how you can take simple steps to overcome it.
What Is Computer Vision Syndrome and What are the Symptoms?
Computer vision syndrome is when eye strain occurs from too much screen time in front of your computer. Symptoms of this eye health issue may include neck aches, headaches, squinting, dry eyes, blurred vision and fatigue.
How is Computer Vision Syndrome Diagnosed?
Our optometrist in Newington diagnoses computer vision syndrome by assessing your symptoms along with ruling out other eye disorders. We will measure your eye strain by looking at the distance between you and your computer. Coming in for regular eye exams will help our eye doctor in South Windsor help determine if you are suffering from this simple to turn around eye health issue. We will also be able to determine if excessive screen time is creating other eye health issues.
How is Computer Vision Syndrome Treated?
Computer vision syndrome treatment consists of simple steps starting with reducing screen time. Taking breaks of at least 15 minute intervals allows the eyes to readjust and rest. Our South Windsor and Newington optometrists also suggests reducing glare, improving ergonomics in your workplace and home office and using visual therapy. Visual therapy improves the brain and eye connection by strengthening the ocular muscles.
Wondering if your eye strain is due to too much time in front of the screen? Our South Windsor and Newington optometrists look forward to seeing you soon. Call us at (860) 644-4362 in South Windsor and in Newington at (860) 667-2020.