Computer Eye Strain Specialist

Classic Vision Care -  - Optometry

Classic Vision Care

Optometry located in Kennesaw, GA & Marietta, GA

With the use of phones, tablets, computers, and other digital devices now higher than ever, about 59% of Americans suffer the effects of computer eye strain. If you’re dealing with sore eyes, dry eyes, or other possible effects of computer eye strain, reach out for professional help from digital eye strain experts at Classic Vision Care. For your convenience, there’s a location in Kennesaw and two others in Marietta, Georgia. Book your appointment through the online scheduler or by calling the office located nearest you now.

Computer Eye Strain Q & A

What is computer eye strain?

Computer eye strain is a result of extended screen use. Whether it's a phone, computer, television, tablet, or some other kind of digital device, around 80% of Americans now spend over two hours a day staring at some kind of screen, according to The Vision Council. 

In many men, women, and children, all that screen time can lead to eye strain and other symptoms including:

  • Dry eyes
  • Blurry vision
  • Headaches
  • Itchy eyes
  • Neck and shoulder pain

Computer eye strain may creep up on you because the problems can be sporadic, and they're not always easy to connect to your screen time right away. 

But, if you notice one or more of these computer vision syndrome symptoms on a regular basis, it's important to see your Classic Vision Care optometrist for a comprehensive evaluation as soon as possible.

How does the eye doctor diagnose computer eye strain?

Your Classic Vision Care optometrist considers your symptoms and performs a comprehensive eye exam to determine whether you have computer eye strain. Additionally, your eye doctor asks a series of questions about your habits, including:

  • How long you use the computer (or other screens) daily
  • Your posture when you're using digital devices
  • The screen brightness on your device(s)
  • The angle of your computer monitor

Your eye doctor also considers your medical history to rule out other causes of your symptoms.

How can I relieve computer eye strain symptoms?

First, your Classic Vision Care eye doctor performs a refraction test to see if you need an updated prescription. Often, replacing your contacts or glasses with your new prescription lenses can make a big difference in your computer vision syndrome symptoms. 

Some types of lenses and lens coatings can reduce glare and minimize eye strain. Even if you don't need corrective lenses, your eye doctor can prescribe specialty glasses to relieve your symptoms.

Your eye doctor may also recommend simple lifestyle changes like using anti-glare screen covers, changing your posture at the computer, and using natural light rather than artificial light whenever possible. You might also learn some simple blinking exercises and eye rest strategies to help reduce your symptoms.

Stop the misery of computer eye strain now by calling Classic Vision Care or booking your appointment online.