Computer Vision from Lavenburg Medical Group
Computer vision refers to the prolonged use of digital devices like computers, smartphones, and tablets. It's hard to escape using computers and electronics for work and personal use. They can affect eye health. These effects are often associated with the extended focus and visual demands required when working on screens.
At Lavenburg Medical Group, we offer comprehensive eye care treatment for patients in Elkton, MD, and Newark, DE.
What Is Computer Vision?
Computer vision is an eye condition with excessive use of electronic devices like computers, tablets, and phones. It can cause many unpleasant symptoms, like blurry vision, eye strain, dry and red eyes, neck strain, and headaches.
Risk of Computer Vision
Any person who uses electronic devices excessively is at risk for computer vision. Computer vision is not a severe eye condition. Yet, it can diminish your work quality and self-esteem. If you have underlying eye issues, computer vision makes them worse. An annual eye exam is recommended to maintain your eye health.
Limiting Comptuer Vision
You should attend our comprehensive eye exam to avoid computer vision. Although, there are some at-home tactics and tips you can practice below:
- Give your eyes a 20-second rest and focus on an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds (20-20-20 rule)
- Blink as often as possible. We naturally blink less when using electronics.
- Always use proper lighting when working on a computer. Reduced light causes strain to your eyes.
- Ask us about blue light glasses to protect your eyes on the computer.
How Can Our Eye Doctor Help?
Our staff has several methods to help combat computer vision. First, we'll check for refractive errors, using blue light glasses to limit exposure. We can offer other tips, like using a filtering screen to reduce glare and adjust your computer settings.
Contact Lavenburgh Medical Group Today for Computer Vision Treatment
By practicing good habits, taking breaks, and implementing ergonomic adjustments, you can help reduce the risk of computer vision strain and promote better visual comfort when using digital devices. Lavenburgh Medical Group has many Elkton, MD, and Newark, DE, patients. Contact our office at Elkton (410) 392-6133 or Newark (302) 993-0722 to book your appointment and learn more about computer vision treatment.