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Computer Vision: Treatment in Boston

If you spend most of the work day looking at a computer, you already know that hours spent staring at a screen can take a heavy toll on your eyes. Optometry professionals have grouped the symptoms caused by computer screen work into a condition called computer vision syndrome. Our optometrist at Eyes Over Copley is experienced in treating these symptoms, helping office workers find relief even when they must spend long hours looking at a screen.

Computer Vision and Eye Care

Staring at a computer while working for hours at a time can have a number of negative effects on the eyes. People suffering from computer vision syndrome may notice red or dry eyes, headaches, eye fatigue, eye strain, and difficulty sleeping after a long day at the office. While computer vision syndrome symptoms can be irritating, they are treatable.

When you come to our office for your appointment with our optometrist, you'll discuss your work environment. Our optometrist may give you suggestions for changing your work environment to better meet your visual health needs. This may include recommending that you take regular breaks from looking at the computer screen, changing the distance between your eyes and the screen, and rearranging your desk set up so that your screen is at an optimal height.

We may also recommend trying special glasses that block the blue light emitted by computer screens. This light is known to have many negative effects on the eyes and can lead to trouble sleeping at night. Blue light blocking glasses are life changers for many people who suffer from computer vision syndrome.

Struggling With Computer Vision? See Our Boston Optometrist

If you think you may be struggling with computer vision, make an appointment to be seen at our Boston optometry center, Eyes Over Copley. Call us today to set up an appointment at 617-859-0630. We look forward to meeting you and your family's eye care needs.