Computer Vision Problems
April 25, 2012
We all use electronic devices, and some of us use them to an extreme degree each day. Our children are also extremely active on their computers and random electronic games and gadgets. This is not to say it is bad to work on a computer or to use such gear, but you may begin to experience some unpleasant symptoms associated with such habits. This is why anyone who works at a computer screen for more than three or four hours per day will want to have a regular eye exam done, and why they will also want to remain aware of symptoms of eye computer problems.
Formally known as CVS or computer vision syndrome, it is something that happens often with young people and a growing number of adults too. The symptoms are noticeable and include loss of focus, headaches, tired and burning eyes, double vision, neck and shoulder discomfort and eye twitching. Because these can be mistaken for a range of other conditions, it is important to have a professional eye exam done to diagnose any issues properly.
Something else to consider is the use of a optometrist or ophthalmologist who has a strong background in computer vision syndrome. Dr. Jovkar of Medical and Surgical Vision Care, Inc. is able to diagnose CVS because of his strong medical background and dedication to ongoing education around all vision related issues.
He uses the most modern technologies and keeps updated about all treatment options being used in his field of expertise. Thus, patients who come in believing that they may need only a new prescription for their glasses may find that their eye exam reveals much more. This would be the time when computer eyeglasses could be prescribed or when "patient education" is remarkably important.
It is important for a patient to have everything explained to him or her, and this is a something that Dr. Jovkar is known for doing. Not only would he (or his staff) take the time to explain CVS (or other issues such as Pterygium, Lasik surgery, Cataract treatment, etc.) but he would also go over all of the treatment options and possible results.
When you have computer vision problems things can become much "clearer" when you work with a physician who is a good communicator and excellent physician. Give us a call today at 408-985-2020 and we will be glad to help.