Computer vision syndrome, or digital eye strain, describes a group of eye and vision related problems resulting from extended near work on digital devices.

The average patient — adults and children included — spends seven hours a day on a nearby device for prolonged use. Unfortunately, human visual systems aren’t built to keep up with this demand. Extended periods of near work result in eye strain, headaches, blurry vision, and overall fatigue. Some patients experience near blur due to the inability to sustain focus, called accommodative paresis. Others may also experience blurry distance vision after prolonged near work resulting from the inability to release their near focus to the distance. This situation is called accommodative lock or spasm.

At Elite Eye Care, we have various solutions for this common vision issue. Your doctor may prescribe focusing lenses, such as EyeZen, DRV, or Unity Relief Lens, that relax the eyes at near and help them focus. Other solutions may include blue light blocking anti-reflective lens coatings or vision therapy.

Digital devices aren’t going away, but the eye pain can — contact Elite Eye Care today to begin!