Computer Vision Syndrome
If you suffer from computer vision syndrome, you may experience blurry vision, dry eye, and eye strains. This can make it difficult to fall and stay asleep at night. An optical professional at Eye Zone Inc, serving Mayfield Heights, OH, and Cleveland, OH, can help treat computer vision syndrome if your symptoms persist or worsen. Consider a few ways you can ease this problem at home:
Take Breaks Regularly
Try giving your eyes a break by getting away from the computer or cell phone for a few minutes. If you've been using your device for longer than two hours, it might be useful to take a 15-minute break. During this time, try doing tasks that don't involve a screen such as going for a walk outdoors or organizing a desk. Another idea is to use the 20-20-20 rule. After every 20 minutes, take 20 seconds to focus on an object 20 feet away from you.
Correct Poor Posture
Eye strains can worsen when you don't practice proper posture. Your workspace should help you with this. When you view the screen, you ideally shouldn't have to strain your eyes or extend your neck to see. Remember to relax your shoulders and sit up straight. Improving your posture can benefit you in other ways as well.
Wear the Right Prescription
If your eyeglasses are a few years old, your prescription might be outdated. This can cause more headaches and eye strains. Even if you only use glasses for reading, you might benefit from using glasses for looking at your devices. An eye doctor on our team can examine your eyes to see if you need a change in prescription.
Reduce Screen Glare
When you view your screen, light can reflect off it and make it difficult to see. Try getting rid of the glare by trying light bulbs with a dimming overhead lighting fixtures or closing window curtains. Another option is to place a screen glare filter on your computer screen. Using a screen glare filter can be one way of to help improve your ability to work or browse online by reducing eye strain.
Get Eye Care from an Optometrist for Dry Eye, Blurry Vision, and Eye Strains
If you are ready to get the eye care you are looking for, an optometrist with us at Eye Zone Inc, serving Cleveland, OH, and Mayfield Heights, OH, can help you with your optical and optometry needs. Call us at (440) 684-0800 for help from an “optometrist near me.”