Computer Eye Strain
Do you work on a computer for more than three to four hours at a time? The fine, tiny pixels on your computer screen strobe, causing eye strain. Screen glare and room lighting also have an effect on your eyes. Complete our Computer Usage Questionnaire to see if you need special PRIO® Video Display Terminal (VDT) treated lenses for computer use.
Tired and sore eyes, headaches, blurred vision, and general fatigue, these are just a few of the painful eye-strain symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome, or CVS. Currently, CVS is the number-one health complaint of office workers nationwide, affecting millions of people, including those with 20/20 vision.
A pair of computer glasses can give you relief from computer eye strain, making you more comfortable and more productive at your computer.
Computer Vision Syndrome, or CVS, is caused by the constant effort it takes for your eyes to focus on a computer screen. Unlike an easy-to-read book, the images on a computer screen are made up of tiny, glowing pixels. Without clearly defined edges or background contrast, your eyes can't lock the images into focus. They continually drift out to their natural focal resting point and then strain to regain focus on the screen. This constant refocusing can occur thousands of times an hour, overworking your eye muscles and causing painful eye-strain symptoms.
Viewing a computer is different from viewing a printed image. Traditional testing methods can't accurately diagnose your computer vision needs. The doctors use new technology to see exactly how your eyes react to a computer display monitor.
This information provided by the American Optometric Association (AOA). To find out more, visit their website at www.aoa.org.