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Computer Vision FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About Computer Vision Problems

Computers are widely used for school, work, and recreational activities. However, vision problems can easily occur due to spending long hours looking at a computer screen. That's why we offer eye care treatment options to help manage and prevent eyestrain caused by constant computer use. We can help you maintain your clear vision while using computers at Eagle Vision Eye Clinic in Longmont. Here are some questions patients often have about computer vision.

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What is computer vision?

Computer vision is a kind of eye strain that occurs after spending long hours staring at a computer or flat screens. It can make your eyes feel tired. Patients also experience blurry vision. Computer vision syndrome often causes patients to develop dry eyes and experience headaches as well as neck and shoulder pain.

What causes computer vision?

One of the major causes of computer vision syndrome is the failure to blink. People don't blink as often when they stare at their computers, TVs, smartphones, or other screens. When you don't blink, your eyes do not receive the appropriate amount of lubrication, causing dry eyes. This can make your eyes feel itchy and grainy and look red. Other common causes of computer vision include:

  • Blue light from computer screens damaging the retina
  • Glare from the computer screen causing eye strain

What can my eye doctor do about computer vision?

Our eye doctors will provide a thorough assessment of your medical history and current eye health to understand the cause of your computer vision. From there, we can recommend treatment options that best suit your needs. We often see patients suffering from computer vision syndrome due to using outdated prescription lenses. Our eye and vision exams can ensure you are using the right pair of lenses to avoid eye problems. We can also recommend blue light blocking lenses to prevent blue light from negatively impacting your eye health.

What can I do about computer vision?

Patients can also prevent computer vision syndrome from occurring by following these at-home steps:

  • Follow the 20/20/20 rule. Stop every 20 minutes for 20 seconds to stare at an object at least 20 feet away
  • Avoid overhead fluorescent lighting
  • Blink more
  • Don't sit too close or too far from the screen

Contact Us for Your Next Eye Exam from Our Optometrists in Longmont, CO

Annual eye exams are the best way to ensure your eyes are properly protected from any eye-related issues. At Eagle Vision Eye Clinic in Longmont, our team is committed to providing our patients the care they need to maintain their eye and vision health at any stage of life. Whether you are suffering from serious eye pain or just need to update your prescription, our team is here for you. Request your appointment online or call us today at (303) 651-2020 to schedule your appointment or to learn more about the various optometry services we have to offer.