Member Blog posted by: Paul Super
Computer Vision Syndrome: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention
The benefits of modern-day computing and the Internet have led to a group of eye and vision-related problems. Collectively, this group is called Computer Vision Syndrome or CVS. CVS is caused by spending an extended amount of time looking at computer screens and other digital devices.
Between work and home computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones, it's easy to log a lot of hours
Common symptoms that can begin or become worse due to CVS include:
• Blurred vision
• Dry and irritated eyes
• Neck and shoulder pain
When patients describe these symptoms, we use a comprehensive exam to check for visual clarity, focus, alignment, and movement issues.
Reducing the stresses that build up with prolonged computer and digital device use is key to treating CVS. A combination of treatment and preventative measures can help protect and improve your eyesight. For example:
Your eyes work hard for you. Give them the rest and support they need to stay healthy. And if you're concerned about CVS for yourself or a loved one, schedule an appointment.
Nothing in this article is to be construed as medical advice, nor is it intended to replace the recommendations of a medical professional. For specific questions, please contact our office.
Adapted with permission from: Computer Vision: A New Problem for a New Age, CooperVision.com.
Additional source: Computer Vision Syndrome, American Optometric Association.
Paul Super, O.D. PC & Associates
11777 San Vicente Blvd Suite130 Los Angeles, CA 90049 310-820-2020