Man on His Computer Experiencing Eye Strain

What is Computer Vision Syndrome?

While working on your computer, have you ever experienced eye fatigue, headaches, eyestrain, blurred vision, red eyes, or neck pain? If you answered yes to at least one of these symptoms you may have Computer Vision Syndrome.

Why does it occur?

The human vision system is not designed for long hours of computer viewing. The unique characteristics on the computer screen are causing our eyes to focus more and over working the muscles of the eye causing Computer Vision Syndrome.

What type of testing is done to confirm this Syndrome?

Dr. Brown uses the computer monitor in the exam room to evaluate your vision while viewing a computer screen. While viewing the computer screen, Dr. Brown simulates the viewing conditions of the pixelated image which is different than viewing a document. This allows for very precise prescription to relieve your eyestrain for your computer viewing.

For bifocal and progressive lens wearers, Shamir Office is a lens specifically designed for computer use. It allows you to see the computer without tilting your head up and read printed documents similar to your every day lenses.

Common eye problems such as farsightedness, astigmatism, and dry eye can be made more bothersome while using the computer compared to other daily activities. Lens correction including no glare coating to reduce glare and dry eye treatment may be required.