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Signs of Computer Vision

The Signs of Computer Vision

The many hours of screen time each day that most people engage in can cause a serious eye problem called computer vision syndrome, or commonly known as, computer vision. This eye condition can cause several symptoms and make your daily tasks more difficult. It is caused by the hours we spend looking at computer screens, phone screens, tablets, and TVs. If you think you have computer vision, schedule an eye care appointment with our team at Wichita Optometry, P.A. for a full eye exam.

The Symptoms of Computer Vision

If you have blurry vision or double vision, it may be caused by computer vision. This condition can also cause your eyes to become dry and turn red. It can cause pain and discomfort in your eyes as well as pain and tightness in the muscles of your upper back and neck. Computer vision can cause you to have frequent headaches as well as make your eyes feel tired and strained.

Solutions for Computer Vision

The most obvious solution for this condition is to have less screen time. Go for a walk or read a book instead of watching TV or scrolling through your phone. However, many people have to stare at computer screens every day to earn a living. This means you can't avoid that screen time, but there are a few ways to help with this eye condition.

Putting your computer monitor slightly below your eye level and keeping good posture while on the computer can help. It is helpful to make a consistent effort to blink more often to keep your eyes from getting too dry. You can also get rid of much of the glare in the room by using light bulbs that are lower wattage and use curtains or blinds to cut down on the amount of sunlight coming into the room. Natural light is great but not when it is reflecting off of the screen into your eyes.

See Our Eye Doctors in Wichita, KS

If you live in or around Wichita and think that you may be experiencing the effects of computer vision, call Wichita Optometry, P.A. today at (316) 942-7496 to schedule an appointment with one of our eye doctors.


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