Computer Vision Syndrome

Computer Vision Syndrome describes the eyestrain that occurs in those who spend an increasing portion of their lives in front of a computer screen.

Just as with driving a car for extended periods or reading that page-turner you just can’t put down, working at a computer takes its toll on your eyes.

Symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome may include blurred vision, double vision, headaches, neck pain and a difficulty in refocusing once away from a computer screen.

It gets trickier for those of you who wear glasses and you may already play out a familiar juggling act at your desk. Your monitor is just the right distance to not wear your glasses, but you must fumble around for you prescription specs in order to glance up at your blurry coworker. Just take care that you don’t grab your cheaters by mistake, the ones you keep handy to read fine print in the documents on your desk. Frustrating, isn’t it?

Consult a Malbar Vision Center doctor and ask about our computer vision lenses, especially if you already wear glasses. Maybe we can help you eliminate all that fumbling around in the process.

For tips on how to prevent eyestrain that accompanies working at your computer visit the American Optometric Association website.