Computers are all around us. Our phones, our notepads, our entertainment, our cars, and even our homes all involve computers. With all those digital tools, that means hours upon hours every day looking at digital screens. However, the human eye isn't suited to engage in so much focused work for such extended periods of time. Over time, that work puts a monumental amount of strain on the eyes. Here at Premier Eye Care, we provide our patients with information about and care for computer vision syndrome and its causes.
If anyone in Fort Worth is hoping that computers will go away and folks will spend more time without them, that's unlikely. In fact, the opposite is more than likely to occur. Many jobs are converting over to computer use every year as automation increases and take over procedure after procedure. All of that means more people staring at computer screens for hours every day for a career.
There are practice and prevention techniques people are advised to follow to reduce the onset of computer vision syndrome symptoms. Looking away from the computer at least every 20 minutes and focusing on something in the distance, using eye drops to add regular lubrication, getting sufficient sleep every night without disturbance, and more can all reduce computer vision syndrome symptoms. However, even with every preventative step taken, a career’s worth of computer vision and focusing day-in, day-out catches up to all of us.
The hardest part is developing the discipline to limit how much exposure to digital screens the eyes are given in a day. This may require lifestyle adjustments both in and out of work. Prevention is far more effective and cheaper to address than fixing eye problems once they begin, especially when some degradation becomes permanent.
If you suspect your computer work may be starting to strain your eyes, it’s time to see an eye doctor and optometry expert. For those in the Fort Worth, TX, area Premier Eye Care provides all of the exams and treatment methods you need to beat computer vision syndrome. Premier Eye Care can help, call today, and make an optometry appointment! Our number is (817) 428-2020.