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Posted on 06-23-2017

Computer Vision Syndrome Eye Care From Our Optometrist in Fair Oaks

At Swan Family Optometry, our optometrist in Fair Oaks, Dr. Elisabeth Swan, has been proudly serving the area for more than 25 years. We provide a wide range of eye care services to suit your needs, including diagnosis, treatment, and management of any number of eye conditions. One of the more common eye conditions we've been seeing in recent years is that of Computer Vision Syndrome.

man suffering from computer vision syndrome

What is Computer Vision Syndrome?

Specifically, Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) refers to an eye condition that is caused by digital eye strain and eye exposure to blue light, which is emitted in large amounts from computer screens and other digital devices. Instances of CVS have been on the rise in recent years, presumably as a result of people spending more time in front of screens (computer screens, tablets, smartphones, etc.). Although the condition can affect people differently, some of the most common symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome include:

  • Headaches and/or migraines associated with digital eye strain
  • A stabbing pain in one or both eyes
  • Difficulty focusing or blurry vision
  • Dry, irritated, and/or red eyes

Prevention and Treatment From Our Fair Oaks Eye Doctor

There are many ways to prevent CVS, such as wearing eyeglasses with specialized lenses that block the majority of blue light and taking time every 20 minutes to give your eyes a break from the screen. Should you already be suffering from CVS, however, there are treatment options available through our Fair Oaks eye doctor. Reducing glare at your work station and adjusting your screen settings, for example, can help to relieve symptoms and prevent this condition from getting worse over time. Our eye doctor can provide you with customized advice suited to your needs and lifestyle.

Schedule an Appointment With Our Eye Doctor in Fair Oaks

If you're experiencing symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome, request an appointment with our eye doctor in Fair Oaks today by calling Swan Family Optometry at (916) 966-6080.

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