Eye Care and Computer Vision With Our Clarksville Optometrist
Computers represent a new challenge for our eyes. The light that computers emit and the images on the screens of electronic devices can cause a number of issues. Sites Vision Clinic in Clarksville can help you navigate the best way to avoid computer vision issues.
Why is Computer Vision a Problem?
Computers flicker imperceptibly and use a light spectrum that can be harsh and glaring. When you are using a computer, not only do your eyes have to track words on the screen like they do in a book, but they also have to cope with glare. Computer screens are often larger than books and thus require more movement. People also tend to use computers along with papers or with multiple tabs open, making eye strain even greater. When people are looking at a computer, people also blink less often than normal.
All of this means that computers are a lot of work for your eyes and can cause some serious symptoms, which are often categorized under the label of computer vision syndrome (CVS):
- Blurred vision
- Redness and irritation
- Dry eyes
Why is Computer Vision So Important?
Modern culture is extremely heavily electronic, and computer vision is part of that. Most people cannot do their jobs these days without the use of electronic devices, and many people enjoy doing things on computers in their free time, as well. It is entirely possible for a normal day to consist of checking emails on your phone before work, working in front of a computer, and then relaxing after work in front of the television.
This means that maintaining eye comfort while on electronic devices is extremely important to people. Unfortunately, most people do not start to prioritize the issue until they start having problems. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to make working on a computer more comfortable.
How to Have More Comfortable Computer Vision
There are a number of ways that you can take care of your eyes and reduce the symptoms associated with computer vision syndrome:
- Reduce glare by changing the situation. Rearrange your workplace (or ask to rearrange your workstation) to minimize light shining on the computer screen.
- Take regular visual breaks. The 20-20-20 rule was coined as an easy way to remember this: take a 20-second break every 20 minutes to look 20 feet away.
- Change the settings on your computer. Turn the screen brightness down, change the font size, or even the color palette.
- Make an appointment with our optometry center to ask about computer glasses. These are specially made for working at the awkward in-between distance that computers usually are from your face, where neither near nor distance vision glasses are quite right.
Sites Vision Clinic Offers High-Quality Eye Care and Optometry Services in Clarksville
Whether you are struggling with computer vision syndrome, need a new prescription for everyday life, or just need a check-up, call us today.