How to Reduce Computer Vision Syndrome

People who use computers for several hours a day are subject to a condition called computer vision syndrome. This problem occurs because of the intense work the eyes have to do to keep up with the glare, flickering, and close-up reading that people do when using a computer. Experts say that individuals who use their computer for four or more hours a day should make sure they keep their regular appointments for eye exams each year to prevent prolonged problems. The bad part is that if you already wear prescription eyewear or contact lenses, you are already at a higher risk of vision issues from using computers.

Symptoms of computer vision syndrome

  • Dryness
  • Itching
  • Twitching
  • Blurred vision
  • Irritation
  • Back discomfort
  • Red eyes
  • Double vision
  • Chronic headaches

Computer vision treatment you can do anywhere

One of the best methods of resting the eyes is to do the 20-20-20 method. This means to look at least 20 feet away from where you are for 20 seconds or more every 20 minutes. The experts suggest that you should dim the brightness on your computer screen. Putting the screen just below eye-level helps you blink more often. Eye experts also say that you can use a high-quality LCD screen, remember to sit straight, and increase your font size so that your eyes do not have to strain as much to see the small text on the computer screen.

One way to help lessen the effects of these problems is to have Lasik eye surgery so that you do not need chronic vision treatment as often.  Manhattan Lasik Center is the foremost leader in the Northeast, and they use only the best equipment in the industry to help people achieve 20/20 vision. You can contact our office at 212-759-9617 to help you find out what we can do to help you see clearer and suffer fewer problems with computer vision syndrome by correcting your astigmatism, farsightedness, and nearsightedness.