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The Truth About Computer Vision Syndrome

Do you use a computer, cell phone or tablet at work, school or home? You may have noticed symptoms related to excessive use of these digital devices. Computer vision syndrome, also known as digital eye strain, is the combination of vision and eye problems associated with the use of any device with an electronic display.

Some of the most common complaints reported with computer vision syndrome include:

  • Eyestrain
  • Tired eyes
  • Glare
  • Irritation
  • Redness
  • Blurry vision

The good news is an eye exam can help make your eyes more comfortable while using these devices. Anti-glare lens coatings are available for glasses. This will significantly decrease the computer screen glare (as well as glare from headlights). Often times, a person experiences blurry vision, because the eyes do not focus well. In this case, making the text larger on your device or using glasses would help.

If you experience any of these uncomfortable side effects with use of a digital device, please schedule an appointment to get your eyes checked today.

Joy Fountain
Vision Technician Supervisor at Heart of the City Health Center