Computer Vision Specialist
Between tablets, laptops, smartphones, and everything in-between, it’s common to develop eye problems related to screen time. The highly skilled team of optometrists at Limberg Eye Surgery offer effective computer vision treatment, so you won’t have to deal with eye strain, dry eye, or blurry vision any longer.
What is Computer Vision Syndrome?
When you’re focused on a digital device for hours on end, your eyes have to focus and refocus constantly as you read and type from line to line. Issues worsen even more as you look down at a book or document then look back up at your screen to type. Symptoms continue to worsen because of computer contrasts, glare, blue light, and flickering.
Plus, you should blink around 15 times each minute. This spreads tears evenly, helping to keep your eyes lubricated, which is essential for preventing dryness and irritation. With CVS, though, you’re probably only going to blink about half as much as you should and over time, you can start struggling with chronic dry eye.
How do I know if I have computer vision syndrome?
You may experience one or more of these symptoms throughout the day. Even if symptoms seem to be mild and under control, it’s important to see the practitioners at Limberg Eye Surgery early on to prevent further vision problems.
Should I be concerned about blue light?
Yes. Blue light, often given off by computers and digital devices, is part of the light spectrum that is particularly damaging to your eyes. The reason blue light is so concerning is due to the wavelengths being shorter and containing more energy. Blue light energy can penetrate all the way back to your retinas at the back of your eyes.
While medical experts don’t know how much blue light is safe to be exposed to each day, they do find that frequent exposure to blue light can increase your risk of vision loss due to macular degeneration. One of the best ways to minimize your exposure to blue light is to request blue light blocker glasses at Limberg Eye Surgery.
What treatment is available for computer vision syndrome?
The team also spends time counseling you on changes you can make at home or at the office to minimize further issues. Many CVS sufferers find positioning their monitor slightly below eye level, dimming their screen, and sitting 20-28 inches away from their screen improves symptoms. Once you get started on your computer vision treatment plan at Limberg Eye Surgery, you won’t have to live with unbearable eye issues any longer.
Get treatment for your computer vision issues today. Schedule an evaluation at Limberg Eye Surgery online or over the phone.