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Computer Vision Syndrome

Computer Vision Syndrome describes a group of eye and vision-related problems that result from prolonged computer use. Many individuals experience eye discomfort and vision problems when viewing a computer screen for extended periods. The level of discomfort appears to increase with the amount of computer use.

Symptoms of computer vision syndrome include:

  • Blurred or double vision
  • Symptoms of dry eye syndrome, including dry, itchy, red, or gritty-feeling eyes
  • Headaches
  • Aching back and neck

There are several ways to reduce your risk of computer vision syndrome while at work or enjoying entertaining on your computer. Our Austin eye care team at Freedom Eye Care recommends the 20-20-20 rule. Every 20 minutes, look away from your screen for 20 seconds at something at least 20 feet away. This allows your eyes to rest and reset before getting back to work or entertainment.


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