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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

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Eye allergies in Sarasota

The signs of eye allergies, among which are watery eyes, itchiness and redness, swollen eyelids, and sometimes nasal symptoms, too, are unpleasant to say the least. The result is that your vision may be temporarily sub-par, and you’re likely to feel pretty awful. You could just wait for them to go away, or you could make the better choice and turn to us at Optical Outlets for help.

The source of your discomfort is a threat that your body’s immune system has detected and is trying to address. It could be your skin or your nose, but when it’s affecting your ocular health, that’s where our Sarasota eye care comes in. Direct treatment is found through allergy relief medication. There are various options that you can get over-the-counter at your drug store, but our Sarasota eye care can narrow it down to the one that is most likely to provide you with the results you want. Furthermore, if your symptoms are moderate to severe, you may benefit more for prescription strength medication, which you need our eye doctor for. Certainly, it’s all well and good to feel better now, but remember that your eye allergies did not come out of nowhere. Identifying the precise factors that led to your symptoms may require the expertise of an allergist, but it makes sense to take a close look at some of the more common things that are responsible, such as bedding. New allergen resistant bedding materials are available. Or you can take care to wash your existing items in hot water (at least 140 degrees) as a precautionary measure. You may also want to replace your mattress if it’s older, since they tend to accumulate allergens.

It’s reassuring to know that you can always count on our Sarasota eye care. Reach out to our office to arrange a prompt appointment. Don’t be miserable with eye allergies for any longer than necessary.

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