Computer Vision Specialist

Eye 2 Eye Vision Center

Matthew Gada, OD

Optometrist located in Williamsburg, VA

There’s no denying that technology makes life more convenient. However, too much screen time can lead to a condition called computer vision, making your eyes feel constantly strained and tired. Fortunately, the condition is easily treatable. Eye 2 Eye Vision Center in Williamsburg, Virginia, makes use of the latest technologies in eye care to diagnose your conditions and treat them quickly and effectively. If your eyes feel tired from staring at a computer all day, schedule an appointment at Eye 2 Eye Vision Center either online or by phone for computer vision diagnosis and treatment.

Computer Vision

What is computer vision?

Computer vision syndrome (CVS), also known as digital eye strain, is a group of eye conditions that are caused by excessive screen time on computers, phones, and tablets. After prolonged periods of looking at screens, your eyes can become strained and you may feel the need to take frequent breaks from looking at screens or reading, even at work.

CVS can be worsened by a poor posture, additional pre-existing vision problems, or low lighting. Since American workers spend an average of seven hours daily viewing a computer screen, it’s important to keep up on prevention methods for CVS.

What symptoms can indicate computer vision?

If you’re concerned about having computer vision, there are several symptoms that you might notice. They include:

  • Eye strain
  • Frequent headaches
  • Dry eyes
  • Watery eyes
  • Blurry vision
  • Neck or shoulder pain
  • Difficulty concentrating

If these or other symptoms arise, you could be spending too much time sitting at a computer. Since looking at a computer screen is necessary for many careers, it’s important to implement preventive measures and get treatment. Many of these symptoms are associated with more serious eye conditions, so visit Eye 2 Eye Vision Center to get a diagnosis and rule out other eye conditions.

What are my treatment and prevention options for computer vision?

You can prevent CVS by taking breaks, frequently glancing up from the screen and focusing on faraway objects, sitting with a proper posture while working, and blinking frequently.

Treatment options include:

  • Specialized prescription eyeglasses
  • Corrective contact lenses
  • Vision therapy
  • Regular eye exams and care

If you’re diagnosed with CVS, your optometrist will give you further suggestions on how to prevent or decrease the symptoms. Some workplaces offer training on how to prevent eye strain, and you can limit your screen time while you’re not at work.

If your eyes are strained and painful from excessive computer, tablet, or phone use, call or schedule an appointment online at Eye 2 Eye Vision Center to manage your computer vision.