Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS)
Computer vision syndrome is a problem that affects many adults. Even if you do not notice a lot of eye issues when you use a computer or tablet, you could be left with symptoms you don't recognize as being related to looking at a computer.
Optikos Optometry provides those in Central LA with computer vision syndrome solutions, like neurolens. Here's what you need to know about this condition and the treatments available.
Symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome
The following symptoms may indicate that you have computer vision syndrome:
- Blurry vision
- Headaches and migraines
- Eye fatigue
- Eye discomfort
- Dry eyes
- Neck or shoulder pain
Symptoms often worsen with prolonged computer use. Additionally, people who are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism, are more likely to experience computer vision. If you experience any of these symptoms, make an appointment with an eye doctor right away.
Diagnosis of Computer Vision Syndrome
Diagnosis of CVS is often based on symptoms, like eye fatigue or headaches and migraines, that you report to your eye doctor, as well as any pre-existing conditions you have. The eye doctor will also take note of your visual acuity, perform a refraction test, and examine your eye coordination.
Treatment of Computer Vision Syndrome
The first thing our eye doctor will recommend is to check out your monitor. The placement of your monitor will play an important role in ensuring that your head does not need to move as much and that your eyes will not experience serious fatigue or pain. You should also take frequent breaks where you look into the distance away from your computer.
Neurolens is also an excellent option for many people, especially children. It relieves tired vision and eye fatigue that often come with strained vision. Neurolens works by addressing muscle imbalances and alignment concerns that may often cause problems with vision. This treatment option relieves pressure from the trigeminal nerve, correcting imbalances so you can focus longer on close objects.
Make an Appointment for Computer Vision Syndrome
Optikos Optometry serves Central LA and the greater Los Angeles area. We offer vision treatment and other optometry services. If you suspect you are dealing with computer vision syndrome, call our Los Angeles clinic. We will find a solution that allows you to work and participate in your favorite activities safely.