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Computer Vision Syndrome

Overview of Computer Vision Syndrome

This is an eye problem that results from spending a lot of time using a computer or digital device. It's a form of eye strain that affects people of any age.

Causes of Computer Vision Syndrome

Why does it happen? Well, digital screens are harder on your eyes than print. Digital text is often not as sharp as printed text. A screen may have dim lighting, or too much glare. We often view screens at the wrong distance or angle. And, we tend to blink less than we should when we look at a digital screen.

Computer Vision Syndrome Symptoms

What are the symptoms of computer vision syndrome? Your eyes may feel tired. They can be too dry or teary. They may be red and itchy. You may have blurry or double vision. And you may have headaches, and pain in your neck and shoulders.

Treatment of Computer Vision Syndrome

Often, we treat this form of eye strain with some simple changes. Make sure your computer workspace is comfortable and screen glare is minimized. Change your screen settings to make small text bigger. If you have dry eyes, drink more fluids, and use a humidifier to keep the air moist. You can also use lubricating eye drops. And remember to blink often. Take breaks, too. Every 20 minutes, look away from the screen. Focus on something across the room. Every few hours, take a 15-minute break from looking at the screen. If these don't help, you may have a vision problem that needs to be corrected. Talk to your doctor about it.

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Four Western New York Offices

Elmwood Village

Map and directions to the Elmwood Village office of Eye Care & Vision Associates, Buffalo, NY

932 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222
P: 716.884.0880
F: 716.884.0811


Map and directions to the Orchard Park office of Eye Care & Vision Associates, Buffalo, NY

200 Sterling Dr., Suite 300
Orchard Park, NY 14127
P: 716.648.5329
F: 716.648.3185

Niagara Falls

Map and directions to the Niagara Falls office of Eye Care & Vision Associates, Buffalo, NY

6917 Plaza Drive
Niagara Falls, NY 14304
P: 716.731.6434
F: 716.731.6439


Map and directions to the Williamsville office of Eye Care & Vision Associates, Buffalo, NY

811 Maple Road
Buffalo, NY 14221
P: 716.631.8888
F: 716.204.1050