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Computer Vision in Evansville

Computer Vision EvansvilleIn this day and age, computers, smart phones and similar technologies are everywhere. Many hours are spent by most of us, either during our leisure time or for work, looking at the lighted screen of a computer or smartphone. Because our eyes have a harder time focusing on these flickering screens, and because of the increased amount of blue light that these screens give off, there has been a sharp increase over the last few years in the the incidence of a condition known as Computer Vision Syndrome. As much as 90 percent of all people who consistently work with computers suffer from eye strain and other symptoms, such as physical fatigue, decreased productivity and increased work errors. Minor annoyances, such as eye twitching and red eyes, have also been reported.

Fortunately, one can take several steps to reduce his/her risk of computer vision syndrome and common symptoms:

  • Move your work space around a bit. With a bit of rearrangement, a new work space configuration can help your eyes more easily deal with strain associated with working all day on the computer. First, attempt to minimize the impact of light coming in from outside by simply closing the shades. Also, if possible, place your computer screen with windows to the outside off to the side, rather than behind or in front of it. This reduces strain on your eyes from bright sunlight that streams in through the window and may cause your eyes discomfort.
  • Set your monitor settings to maximize comfort. Monitor settings, when set incorrectly, can also do a great deal to detract from your visual comfort while on the computer. If you have an old tube-style monitor, get rid of it as soon as possible. This style of monitor has a noticeable, uncomfortable flicker, and likely gives off glare that contributes to computer eye strain. LCD screens, by contrast, lack this flicker and very often include an anti-reflective surface. These are extremely important factors when trying to make computer use more comfortable on your eyes. As an added note, desktop computer displays must be at least 19″ diagonal to facilitate strain-free use. Adjust your computer’s display settings correctly as well. Brightness, text size, contrast and color temperature all add to or diminish your experience.

 

  • Finally, regular eye exams are an absolute essential. This is true no matter what eye condition is being treated or prevented. Our Evansville Eye Doctors are experts at diagnosing your eye care issues and finding the best solution to treat them! Those who work most of their days on the computer should have an eye exam before they start working, and every year after that, so that our optometrists can keep track of changes, and treat symptoms as they are diagnosed. Also, speak to us about custom computer glasses to help deal with computer eye strain.

To make an appointment and find out more, contact our Evansville eye care team at MyOptix Family Eyecare, today!

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Thank you again for your patience as we work to provide for your eye needs and balance that with patient and staff safety. We will continue monitoring the information from the CDC to make the most informed decisions.