Computer use will not cause eye damage but will highlight borderline eye problems. Visual demands of computer work are unlike those associated with most other visual tasks.
Studies show that individuals with small amounts of undiagnosed & uncorrected hyperopia, astigmatism presbyopia may experience computer vision problems. Additionally, when you work at a computer for any length of time you may experience computer vision syndrome (CVS) causing eye strain, blurred vision and red eyes.
What we can do to help?
- Provide a comprehensive eye exam - computer users should have an eye annually to rule out any visual problems & changes in your prescription lenses
- Advise on lighting, glare minimisation and display text size
- Recommend ways to prevent dry eye symptoms & irritation associated with computer use
- Prescribe exercises to reduce focusing fatigue that can occur after prolonged computer work
- Advise on the desired frequency of breaks
- Suggest any necessary modifications to your workstation
- Prescribe customised computer eyewear
- Discuss protection from blue light