Signs of Computer Vision
New research suggests U.S. adults spend more time interacting with screens than ever before. But apparently few have stopped to consider -- in the midst of composing emails and documents, watching endless videos, and browsing social media -- the damage it can do to their eyes. Our staff at Lickteig Family Eyecare in Boston, Natick, Dedham, and Medford, MA, wants you to know the signs of computer vision and how we can treat it at our optometry office.
What is Computer Vision Syndrome?
The truth is, Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) is a very real problem and it's not limited to our part of the world. Reports say up to 70 million people around the globe are at risk for the syndrome, especially those who cannot work without the help of a computer.
The numbers also don't factor in the millions of children who spend hours a day playing video games.
If you believe you fall in a high-risk category for CVS, it may be time to focus on optometry and eye care and visit Lickteig Family Eye Care in the Boston area.
What are the Symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome?
The most common computer-related complaints include blurred or double vision, as well as dryness, redness, itching, and burning. In addition, neck and shoulder pain are usually reported by patients, along with tension headaches.
While the symptoms of CVS are usually only temporary and often decline after the user shuts off the screen, some people continue to experience blurred vision and other issues. If nothing is done to address the problems, symptoms are likely to recur and worsen over time.
How is Computer Vision Syndrome Diagnosed?
CVS can be diagnosed through a comprehensive eye examination, including visual acuity measurements and testing how the eyes focus and move. Your optometrist will be able to determine if you are suffering from computer vision syndrome during your appointment and what personalized treatment plan would be effective.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
If you believe you're suffering from CVS, contact Lickteig Family Eyecare or visit us today at our convenient locations in Boston, Natick, Dedham, and Medford. You can call us at 617-988-8136 for Boston, 508-218-0649 for Natick, 781-810-8945 for Dedham, and 781-816-8945 for Medford.