If you find yourself in front of a computer screen for several hours every day, you may notice vision problems starting to interfere with your life. At Classic Vision Care in Kennesaw, Marietta, and Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Mital Patel offers comprehensive diagnostic services to determine if computer vision syndrome is affecting your eye health. Schedule an appointment online or by phone to learn more about treatments for computer vision syndrome.
Computer vision syndrome causes vision problems after prolonged periods of staring at a computer screen, even if you’ve never had issues with your eye health or visual acuity.
Symptoms of computer vision syndrome can be mild at first, but over time, these issues to can worsen and interfere with your ability to see clearly.
Common symptoms include:
In addition to eye issues, you may also experience persistent pain in your neck or shoulder areas.
If you’re noticing changes in your vision, it’s important to consult with Dr. Patel immediately, so that she can make an early diagnosis. Untreated vision issues can progress and potentially cause additional problems, including loss of vision.
To determine if computer vision syndrome is affecting your vision, Dr. Patel discusses your computer use, including factors like:
Dr. Patel also reviews your medical history to determine if underlying medical or vision problems are causing your symptoms.
To achieve an accurate diagnosis, Dr. Patel performs a physical eye exam and measures the quality of your current vision. She may also use a refraction test to determine if you need a prescription for glasses or contacts, or if prescription changes need to be made if you currently wear corrective lenses.
Specialty glasses are also available for use during your time in front of the computer to cut down on glare and eye strain, even if you don’t need corrective lenses.
Dr. Patel creates a custom treatment plan to help prevent eye strain and additional vision problems during your computer use. She also provides guidance on adjusting your computer monitor into a better position and suggests protective accessories, including anti-glare screens and natural light sources to keep your eyes safe.
Besides these protective measures, Dr. Patel provides strategies to ensure you’re blinking while you work to prevent eye strain and conditions like dry eye.