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Computer Vision Correction

What is computer vision syndrome?

Computer Vision CorrectionNeck pain, blurry vision, stiff shoulders, headache and watery eyes when working in front of a computer screen characterize computer vision syndrome. Computer vision syndrome is similar to carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive stress injuries at work. It occurs when you’re carrying out the same motion over and over again. Just like those other repetitive stress injuries, computer vision syndrome can get worse the longer you continue the activity. These symptoms are typically due to posture, dry eyes, eye muscle coordination and poorly corrected vision.

How is computer vision corrected?

Since computer monitors are typically 20 to 26 inches from your eyes, your regular glasses may not be the best option for computer work. This distance range is considered intermediate – closer than what you use to drive a car but farther away than what you use to read. Special lens designs for computer work provide you with a larger intermediate area for viewing the computer and your immediate work area like the top of your desk. A regular eye exam will ensure your prescription is adequate.

Let your eye doctor know about any eyestrain or other problems you’re experiencing at work. You may need glasses or contact lenses to correct your computer vision syndrome. At Vision Arora, we help determine whether you can just wear your regular glasses or if you need special computer glasses. These may contain a single or bifocal lens, or tinted lens material, which may help increase contrast perception and filter out glare and reflective light to reduce symptoms of eye strain.

Also have children’s eyes checked often. Make sure any computers they use are set up at the right height and with optimal lighting to minimize glare.

For additional questions click on frequently asked questions on computer syndrome.