Computer Eye Strain Specialist

A+ Vision Optometry

Optometrist located in Ladera Ranch, CA

Spending several hours each day in front of a computer can take a toll on your eyes. If you're suffering from computer eye strain, Dr. Monique Nguyen can help. At her practice in Ladera Ranch, California, Dr. Nguyen offers a wide range of optometry services to correct vision problems. You can receive comprehensive eye exams, LASIK consultations, vision therapy, and more. Dr. Nguyen also provides specialized treatment plans designed to relieve computer eye strain. Adults and children of all ages are welcome at A+ Vision Optometry. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online.

Computer Eye Strain Q & A

What is computer eye strain?

While constant use of electronics is a normal part of modern life, it can have a serious impact on your eyesight. Spending several hours in front of a computer can easily strain your eyes. You may experience similar symptoms if you spend time using a smartphone, e-reader, or another electronic device.

While this type of eye strain is usually not dangerous, it can still be very uncomfortable. In some cases, it may affect your performance at work or school.

What are the symptoms of computer eye strain?

Symptoms of computer eye strain can include:

  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Dry eyes
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain

Most cases of computer eye strain are not hazardous and won't cause permanent vision damage. But if you develop new vision problems, see Dr. Nguyen to rule out more serious conditions.

How is computer eye strain treated?

If you spend a lot of time on the computer, Dr. Nguyen may need to change your eyeglasses prescription. Reading text on a screen is different from reading printed text. When you use a computer, smartphone, or tablet, your eyes have to work harder.

You may keep the device closer or farther from your face than a book or newspaper. Dr. Nguyen will take these factors into account when creating a new prescription for glasses or contacts.

She may also recommend changing the arrangement of your desk or improving the lighting in your home or office. These changes can help reduce eye strain and improve posture. Using anti-glare computer screens or blue light filters can also relieve eye strain. In some cases, special computer lenses may also help reduce glare.

What are computer lenses?

Computer lenses are different from regular eyeglasses or reading glasses. These special lenses provide extra magnifying power. They can help you read small text on a screen easier. Computer lenses can also filter out blue light from a computer screen.

Many stores now offer ready-made computer glasses. But it's best to have your glasses custom-made by an optometrist. Dr. Nguyen can provide you with a unique prescription that corrects any underlying vision problems. Even if you already have 20/20 vision, custom-made computer glasses still do a better job at relieving eye strain.

Need help managing your computer eye strain? Call A+ Vision Optometry today or schedule an appointment online.