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Understanding Computer Vision Syndrome

At the office of Optical Outlets, we provide care to help patients enjoy optimal vision and protect the health of their eyes.

Let’s face it, for many of us looking at a digital screen is a fact of daily life. And, while the benefits of modern technology are undeniable, it’s also becoming increasingly evident that dependence on these devices has consequences on one’s health and overall well-being. With problematic issues such as harsh screen contrast, flicker, and glare, the visual challenges of computer use are numerous. You can also strain your eyes by focusing at the same distance for a lengthy period, or when you shift your gaze from papers on the desk to back up at the screen.

Computer vision syndrome (CVS) is the name given to a group of eye problems and vision-related symptoms caused by prolonged use of hi-tech digital screen devices.

Symptoms of computer vision syndrome, also referred to as digital eyestrain, may include:

• Eye Irritation (dry eyes, itchy eyes, red eyes)
• Double Vision
• Blurred Vision
• Headaches
• Neck, shoulder, or back pain

While computer vision syndrome can affect one’s performance at work, in school, and at home, simple steps such as scheduling regular eye care at our office and establishing healthy computer habits, helps prevent any vision or musculoskeletal problems.

When examining your eyes and assessing your vision, we’ll determine if you need a new prescription for corrective lenses or a special one for working on the computer. We’ll provide guidance on preventing and alleviating symptoms of computer vision syndrome. You’ll also be advised of measures that can be taken to improve your computer-viewing environment and given helpful recommendations about giving your eyes a periodic break.

At the office of Optical Outlets, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.

4848 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34231
(941) 925-2010

Eye Test Sarasota

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Eye test Sarasota

Eye test Sarasota

There is absolutely nothing wrong with a vision screening. In fact, it’s necessary and useful, and a part of a complete eye exam that you’ll get there at Optical Outlets. However, we offer more than that. Our eye test Sarasota includes being checked for the most common eye diseases, so that you can maintain an optimal level of ocular health.

Do you currently wear corrective lenses? Well, if your prescription is a year old or more, then it’s time to come in and have our eye test Sarasota. Your vision needs change, and what was ideal for you when you got it might not be so now. Likewise, if you’ve never worn eyeglasses or contacts in your life, perhaps there has been sufficient loss of vision excellence for you to notice a difference from a prescription. In other words, there is no reason to settle for adequate vision when there is room for improvement. That’s why you should have our eye test Sarasota annually. And where ours extends past a vision screening is in testing for eye diseases like glaucoma and cataracts, both of which are applicable to anyone at any age, and regardless of your medical history and heredity. Macular degeneration is tested for from age 40 on, and diabetic retinopathy is a concern if you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes. You might be thinking that you can just wait until there are symptoms before you need to take action. The problem with that strategy is that the eye conditions listed are free of obvious signs until they reach an advanced stage, at which you may have already suffered eye damage or vision loss that cannot be recovered.

Schedule a visit to come in today for a complete eye test Sarasota. Your eyes and your vision are worth it.

4848 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34231
(941) 925-2010