Computer Vision Syndrome Specialist

Advanced Vision & Achievement Center

Optometrists located in Phoenix, AZ

In the modern technological world, many men and women deal with computer vision syndrome and uncomfortable symptoms that arise from the prolonged use of digital devices. At Advanced Vision & Achievement Center in Phoenix, highly skilled optometrists Neha Amin, OD, FAAO, and Mary Hardy, OD, offer innovative and effective treatments for computer vision syndrome, including vision therapy and corrective eyewear. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone.

Computer Vision Syndrome Q & A

What is computer vision syndrome?

Computer vision syndrome is also referred to as digital eye strain. It describes a group of eye and vision-related problems that result from excess or prolonged use of digital devices.

You might experience eye discomfort and vision problems when you’re viewing digital screens for extended periods of time. The discomfort can often be exacerbated with increased use.

Some experts recommend the 20-20-20 rule. This rule advises you to take a 20-second break to view an object 20 feet away every 20 minutes when you’re using a digital device.

What are the symptoms of computer vision syndrome?

The symptoms of computer vision syndrome include:

  • Eyestrain
  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Dry eyes
  • Fatigue

You might also experience shoulder and neck pain. The symptoms may be caused by various factors, such as:

  • Poor lighting
  • Glare on a digital screen
  • Improper viewing distances
  • Poor sitting posture
  • Uncorrected vision problems
  • A combination of these factors

The extent that the symptoms bother you will often depend on your eye health, visual abilities, and the amount of time you spend looking at a digital screen. Uncorrected vision problems, such as farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia, can contribute to the development of visual symptoms when you’re using a digital device.

In most cases, the symptoms will subside some time after you stop using the device.

What are the treatments for computer vision syndrome?

Dr. Amin or Dr. Hardy might treat your computer vision syndrome by recommending that you:

  • Adjust the lighting around you to reduce any glare on your device’s screen
  • Establish proper working distances and the right posture for screen viewing
  • Correct vision problems with the appropriate optometric treatment

Furthermore, Advanced Vision & Achievement Center offers vision therapy, a structured program designed to improve your visual abilities by training your eyes and brain to work together more effectively. Special eye exercises help remediate deficiencies in eye focusing and movement and also help reinforce your eye-brain connection. Treatment usually includes in-office and at-home training for best results.

If you’re experiencing computer vision syndrome, book an appointment online or over the phone with Advanced Vision & Achievement Center today.