Also referred to as digital eye strain, computer vision syndrome is a result of extensive computer use, including smart phones, tablets and e-readers. Symptoms can include headaches, dry eye, neck/shoulder pain, blurry vision and eyestrain.
According to the American Optometric Association, these symptoms may be caused by:
- Poor lighting
- Glare on a digital screen
- Improper viewing distance
- Poor seating posture
- Uncorrected vision problems
Your optometrist can test you for computer vision syndrome, and will provide treatment options, which may include specialized lens designs.