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At Sevigny & Associates Eye Care, our doctors of optometry frequently surprise patients by informing them their uncomfortable eye symptoms could be related to their smartphones, laptops, tablets, and computers. We're happy to educate our community in Florida about how to prevent this modern-day vision problem at work, in school, and at home.
Computer vision is a temporary syndrome caused by excessive use of digital technology. Upwards of 90% of people who use computers daily are likely to have at least some symptoms. Also known as "digital eye fatigue" or "digital eye strain," computer vision symptoms include blurry vision, double vision, tired eyes, dry/red/irritated eyes, headaches, back pain, and neck pain.
There are several possible explanations as to why you may end up suffering from computer vision symptoms following a prolonged bout of screen time:
While computer vision symptoms are generally temporary, they can impair your ability to focus productively at work (and high energy blue light may over time lead to lasting damage on your retinas). For safety, follow these tips from our optometry staff:
What's your experience with computer vision? If you need help with this or any other aspect of your vision and eye care, then contact our optometry clinics in Lake Placid, Wauchula, Sebring & Arcadia FL now by calling 863-259-3777.