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Posted on 09-12-2018
As more people spend their day in front of a digital device, both for work and for leisure time, more of them will develop a group of symptoms known as computers vision syndrome. It's not a disease, but a collection of problems, all of which can be traced to the way many people set up their working environment and use their digital devices. At Vision Professionals of Leawood in Leadwood, KS we see an increasing number of people with this problem each year and can offer a wide variety of solutions to get them back to work, pain-free.
Computer vision syndrome is a collection of physical problems that can all be tied to using a computer or other digital device for long hours at a time. Patients will experience different types of symptoms, but some of the most common ones are:
All the symptoms of computer vision syndrome can be linked directly back to their causes: the environment in which you're working. Our optometrist can recommend many different environmental and lifestyle changes that can help to prevent further physical problems. Change the lighting your room so that it no longer produces glare on the monitor.
Raise the monitor or laptop on your desk so that the top of the screen is even with your eyes when sitting at the desk. Follow the 20/20/20 rule: every 20 minutes, take a break to look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds. Look out a window, down the hall, or across a large room. Get a more comfortable ergonomic chair that supports your back and shoulders to prevent head and neck pain.
If you've been experiencing any of the symptoms of computer vision, and want to know more about avoiding it, give our office a call to set up a consultation. Contact us at 913-239-9446 and we'll schedule an appointment today.
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