Many people who use computers for prolonged periods of time complain of eye strain. Looking at a monitor for a long time can strain your eyes or can make any other problems you are having with your eyes seem more noticeable. Symptoms include:
- Eye discomfort
- Sore, tired, burning or itchy eyes
- Difficulty focusing
- Watery eyes
- Dry eyes
- Blurred or double vision
- Increased sensitivity to light
Solutions to computer related eyestrain start with getting a comprehensive eye examination so that you can treat or prevent computer related vision problems. Additional steps you can take to help alleviate eyestrain is resting your eyes by taking breaks from your computer throughout the day, blinking very slowly ten times every 20 minute to help keep your eyes moisturized and using adequate lighting is very important. You can attempt to minimize glare on walls and finished surfaces, or opt for a anti-reflective coating on your glasses.
Schedule an appointment at Dr. David Bond & Associates Optometrists in Barrie, Ontario for a proper assessment if you are suffering from computer related eye strain.