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Computer Vision Syndrome: What You Need to Know

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Here at Family Vision Associates, P.A., our Corpus Christi optometrist and team pride ourselves in providing you and your family with the eye care services they need for healthy eyes and vision. In our office, one of the more common ocular conditions we see is that of computer vision syndrome, which we can diagnose and treat with our state-of-the-art equipment and unrivaled expertise.

What is Computer Vision Syndrome?

Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) is an ocular condition that results from focusing the eyes on a computer or other screen for prolonged periods of time without adequate breaks. Over time, the light from the display screen can cause excess strain on the eyes, along with other eye problems. Unfortunately, CVS is becoming increasingly common, especially among desk workers who spend the majority of their time sitting in front of a computer screen.

Common Signs of Computer Vision Syndrome

If you spend a lot of time in front of a display screen, it's a good idea to be on the lookout for some of the most common symptoms of computer vision syndrome. These include:

  • Eye Strain and Discomfort
  • Neck and/or Shoulder Pain
  • Blurry Vision
  • Dry, Scratchy Eyes
  • Unexplained Headaches

In most instances of CVS, these symptoms will become prevalent after having spent a couple of hours in front of a display screen. And even if your symptoms don't seem very severe right now, they will likely become worse over time without the proper diagnosis and treatment from an eye care professional.

When to See Our Corpus Christi Optometrist

If you're experiencing any of the above symptoms, we recommend schedule an appointment for a Corpus Christi eye exam with a trusted optometrist. This way, we can take the time to assess your symptoms and eye health before making a diagnosis. After all, numerous factors can come into play when it comes to CVS, such as your posture, the lighting in which you work, and other eye/vision problems.

When you come into our office with symptoms of CVS, we'll perform a number of tests, including vision acuity, refraction, and eye coordination/focus tests to make an accurate diagnosis. If it turns out that CVS is the cause of your eye problems, we will then work to come up with a personalized treatment plan that may include adjusting your monitor, changing your lighting, and taking eye rest and blinking breaks.

Schedule an Eye Exam Appointment Today

In addition to CVS treatment, our team is happy to offer a number of other eye care services to help protect your eye and vision health. From routine eye exams to pre- and post- LASIK care and everything in between, we have you covered.

Interested in scheduling an appointment with Family Vision Associates, P.A.? If so, we encourage you to give our office a call today at (361) 854-1833. Our team would be happy to schedule an appointment that works with your busy schedule as well as answer any questions you may have.

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