Digital Eye Strain

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Computer vision syndrome, also referred to as digital eye strain, describes a group of eye and vision-related problems that result from prolonged computer, tablet, e-reader and cell phone use.

The extent to which individuals experience visual symptoms often depends on the level of their visual abilities and the amount of time spent looking at a digital screen. Uncorrected vision problems like farsightedness and astigmatism, inadequate eye focusing or eye coordination abilities, and aging changes of the eyes, such as presbyopia, can all contribute to the development of visual symptoms when using a computer or digital screen device.

The eye doctors at Site to See in Windermere, Florida, will work with you on finding the right treatment option for you. Solutions will range from special computer lenses made for your working distance to vision therapy that will help improve eye muscle coordination and eye teaming skills. Implementing both options will train the eyes and brain to work together more effectively. 

The most common symptoms associated with CVS or digital eyestrain are:

  • Eyestrain

  • Headaches

  • Blurred vision

  • Dry eyes

  • Neck and shoulder pain

These symptoms may be caused by:

  • Poor lighting

  • Glare on a digital screen

  • Improper viewing distances

  • Poor seating posture

  • Uncorrected vision problems

  • A combination of these factors