Squinting at computer, tablet, or mobile screens for hours at a time is a normal part of our lives in the 21st century. Unfortunately, eye problems associated with this activity are also on the rise. Even if you have never had eye problems before, you may have noticed computer vision syndrome symptoms after two or more hours of screen time. Signs include:
- Blurry vision
- Eye strain and discomfort
- Dry, scratchy eyes
- Neck and/or shoulder pain
Dr. Renner will take your symptoms, pre-existing conditions, and potential undiagnosed conditions into account as she performs the following eye tests:
- Visual acuity—Measures the quality of your current vision.
- Refraction—Tests the potential lens prescriptions that would optimize your vision.
- Focus and Eye Coordination—Tests how well your eyes work together and how quickly and accurately your eyes are able to focus on objects and varying distances.
Based on the test results, Dr. Renner can design a treatment plan to relieve your symptoms.
- Computer setup—Adjust your monitor so that it is about 15-20 degrees lower than your eye level when seated between 20-28 inches away from the screen. Invest in an anti-glare screen for your monitor to help reduce glare from surrounding lights and be sure to sit with proper posture.
- Adjust Lighting—If you can, reposition any lighting (or your computer) to minimize glare and use natural lighting whenever possible.
- Eye Rest and Blinking Breaks— Look away from the computer screen every 20 minutes for 20 seconds (otherwise known as the 20/20 rule) and remember to blink more frequently to keep your eyes moist.
Minimize your eye strain; contact us for an appointment today.