Computer Vision Syndrome Can Ruin Your Day, But It Doesn’t Have To!
The most common symptoms of computer vision syndrome are:
Dry, red eyes
Back or neck discomfort
A few changes to your workspace and routine can improve CVS symptoms and prevent new problems. Take charge of your environment.
The best screen position is slightly below eye level, about 20 to 28-inches away from your face. Consider placing a stand next to your computer for printed materials.
Reduce the glare on the screen, especially window glare, and consider a glare filter for your screen. Ideal light sources give even illumination over your work area.
Try adjusting the contrast, brightness, and the size of the font on your screen to fit your needs.
Healthy hint: Follow the 20-20-20 rule. Every 20 minutes, look at something 20-feet away, for about 20 seconds.
An Optometrist Can Help Your CVS Symptoms
By having regular eye exams with your optometrist, you can discuss any eye issues you’re having and check if you might benefit from a pair of glasses that might help you with computer work, such as single, bifocal, or tinted lenses to filter out glare or blue light.
Contact Our Optometry Team in Bellmore Today
Here at Dr. Lori Landrio & Associates in Bellmore, NY, we offer a wide variety of eye care services that can effectively treat many eye conditions. If you are suffering from an eye injury or disease, schedule an appointment with us today by calling 516-546-4800 or contact us.