Eye strain from staring at the screens of computers, tablets, cellphones and other digital devices has been a problem for many people for years. The underlying light rays they emit cause dry eyes, blurred vision, headaches, eyestrain, and neck and shoulder pain. But there are ways to mitigate those symptoms, and an optometrist can help.
At the offices of Evanston Eyecare, patient care and comfort are our main priorities. You will receive personal attention and care throughout every step in the process. We consider every patient to be unique, and we know that individual preferences vary. Our goal is to offer a clear picture of all the options available to you and deliver the results you expect. We use state-of-the-art knowledge and technology to perform a complete array of services with the utmost care and precision.
Digital eyestrain can be the result of poor posture while sitting, untreated vision problems, the amount of time using the device, insufficient lighting, inadequate viewing distances, glare on the devices’ screens, problems focusing, advancing age or a combination of the above.
An optometrist can discover the causes of digital eye strain by accessing patients’ visual abilities, focusing power, how a pair of eyes works together while moving and focusing, medications being taken, overall health issues, environmental factors, and determining the correct lens prescription to compensate for nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. The results of these assessments will let a doctor of optometry establish the source of patients’ digital eyestrain and prescribe treatment options.
People who don’t need eyeglasses for any reason may benefit from glasses for use solely in front of a digital screen. Individuals who must wear eyeglasses for nearsightedness or farsightedness aren’t suitable for computer use. An optometrist can prescribe lenses that will be optimal for computer use. An optometrist may also prescribe lenses with special designs, coatings and tints. A schedule of vision training may be needed for people who have problems focusing or coordinating their eyes that can’t be corrected with glasses. The program consists of eye exercises that teach the eyes and brain to work together more effectively.
Evanston Eyecare is a full-service optometry company that uses up-to-the-minute data and expertise to offer a complete array of services with the utmost care and accuracy. For more information on our practice and the variety of services we provide, please don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment.
By Evanston Eyecare
October 25, 2021
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