Every day, more and more people spend extended periods of time staring at computer and digital screens. The average American worker logs seven hours per day because so many jobs are now related to and dependent on digital devices. And those seven hours don’t even include time looking at screens for leisurely online activities such as scrolling around Facebook, scouring shopping sites, and watching films, videos and TV shows. All of that gazing can result in computer vision syndrome (CVS), also known as digital eye strain.
But know that there are ways to alleviate or even eliminate the consequences of CVS. At the office of Omni Eye & Vision (Squamish), we are committed to providing all of our patients with the care and attention they deserve. Our goal is to offer a clear picture of all the options available to you and deliver the results you expect. Our team at the office of Omni Eye & Vision (Squamish) is made up of friendly, highly trained specialists who are eager to help you feel comfortable and relaxed as you receive superior optometric care.
The unique electronic characteristics of computer and digital screens force the eyes to work harder, which makes many people susceptible to CVS. Unlike the letters in a book, newspaper or other kinds of printed material, the letters on computers and hand-held apparatuses aren’t as clear and well defined. There’s a lower level of contrast between the words and the background. Glare, reflection, the constant need to refocus, and uncorrected or under-corrected vision difficulties also strain the eyes.
People who wear prescribed contact lenses or eyeglasses can find that their prescriptions are unsuited for the physical distance between the screen and their eyes. CVS usually happens to people when the visual necessities of their work aren’t compatible with their visual abilities.
Digital eyestrain can be evaluated via a thorough eye examination by an optometrist. The office of Omni Eye & Vision (Squamish) uses state-of-the-art knowledge and technology to meet the needs of the strain on your eyes with the utmost care and precision. For more information about the wide assortment of services we provide, please don’t hesitate to call or visit us today.