Computer Vision Syndrome

Computer Vision Syndrome

Computer Vision Syndrome services offered in Houston, TX

Like many people, you may rely on your computer, phone, and tablet for work, immediate access to information, and to keep in touch with friends and family. However, too much time looking at a digital screen may strain your eyes and affect your vision or worsen an existing eye condition, leading to computer vision syndrome. At Vision Corner in Houston, Texas, Sophia Barnes, OD, and the therapeutic optometrists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of computer vision syndrome, including blue light filtering lenses and computer vision glasses. To schedule an appointment, call Vision Corner, or book online today.

Computer Vision Syndrome Q & A

What is computer vision syndrome?

Computer vision syndrome is a relatively new medical term and refers to eye problems associated with prolonged use of computers and other digital devices, such as your tablet, e-reader, or phone. 

Most people seem to experience some amount of eye discomfort after using their digital devices. However, the degree of discomfort seems to increase the more time you spend viewing your digital screen. 

This is because electronic screens emit blue light. Blue light is a shorter wavelength on the visible spectrum that produces higher energy. Your eye’s cornea and lens are unable to reflect or block out blue light from reaching the retina, which causes eye strain and discomfort.

Though your symptoms may be temporary, it’s possible your computer-related eyestrain may lead to permanent vision changes. Additionally, your digital screen usage may worsen an underlying eye condition. 

The experienced team at Vision Corner specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of computer eye syndrome and can develop a plan that reduces eye discomfort and your risk of permanent damage. 

What are computer vision syndrome symptoms?

Computer vision syndrome symptoms may vary in type and severity. Common symptoms include:


  • Eyestrain
  • Blurry vision
  • Headaches
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Dry eyes


In many cases, your computer vision syndrome symptoms are caused by elements you can control, such as poor lighting, computer screen glare, or your posture. However, your symptoms may also be signs of an undiagnosed vision problem.  

How is computer vision syndrome diagnosed?

The specialists at Vision Corner diagnose computer vision syndrome after a comprehensive eye exam. During your exam, the team asks detailed questions about your symptoms, the amount of time you spend using digital screens at work and home, your vision history, and your medical history. 

The team then performs several tests to assess vision and eye health, which may include:

  • Visual acuity measurements
  • Refraction testing
  • Optical motility testing
  • Depth perception testing

The team uses the information gathered during your comprehensive eye exam to determine if your eye strain symptoms are due to computer vision syndrome and develop a personalized treatment plan to improve your vision and eye health.

How is computer vision syndrome treated?

The team at Vision Corner works closely with you to develop a treatment plan for your computer vision syndrome that minimizes your symptoms and prevents vision changes. Your treatment plan may include:

  • Prescription eyewear
  • Vision therapy
  • Adjusting the settings of your digital screens
  • Improving posture and lighting
  • Using anti-glare screens
  • Taking screen breaks

Even if you don’t need prescription lenses, if you spend all day looking at a screen, you should wear blue light filtering glasses. Vision Corner offers TechShield® Blue AB coating for all lenses to reduce digital eye strain. TechShield Blue AB is an innovative anti-reflective coating that filters blue light from screens, the sun, and other energy-efficient light. It protects your eyes by:

  • Reflecting and absorbing blue light  
  • Reducing glare
  • Protecting against UV 

The coating also cleans easily and resists scratches to keep your lenses, as well as your eyes, safe and clear.

The Vision Corner team has been blue light experts for over 10 years and wants to help you protect your vision with state-of-the-art blue light filtering lenses.

If you need computer vision glasses and blue light protection, call Vision Corner, or make an appointment online today.


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