Computer Related Issues

Computer use has been linked to a variety of visual symptoms including:
  • Tired eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Double vision
  • Headache
  • Burning eyes

People of all ages may experience computer-related eye symptoms, or Computer Vision Syndrome. Glasses dedicated especially to computer use can be a great help in some cases.

As with anything in life, it is important to have the right tool for the job. In many cases, standard reading glasses or over-the-counter magnifying glasses are not accurate enough, because viewing a computer is usually at a different distance (18” – 28”) than normal reading distance (16” – 21”). Bifocals or progressive lenses are sometimes the best solution. Anti-reflective lenses and even a tint in the glasses can be part of the answer.

If your computer is challenging your eyes, bring this information to your eye examination:
  • Sit at your computer in your usual position.
  • Have a friend measure the distance from the bridge of your nose to the middle of your computer screen. Don’t take this measurement yourself—get a friend’s help!
  • Also have your friend measure the distance from the bridge of your nose to the other areas at your desk that you look at frequently (for example: writing surface, desk surface, adding machine).
  • Bring these measurements to your eye examination.
You deserve a thorough evaluation of your computer vision needs. Together, we can find the right solution to computer vision problems.