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Computer vision syndrome (CVS) is also known as digital eye strain. It is a group of vision problems and eye symptoms caused by prolonged use of computers, tablets, smartphones, and other digital devices. When computer vision symptoms and discomfort become problematic, schedule an eye exam so we can help you improve your quality of life and comfort.

At Beverly Hills Institute of Ophthalmology, you will have access to state-of-the-art diagnostic testing and treatments with personalized patient-focused care.

Am I a good candidate for computer vision treatment in Beverly Hills?

You could pass a 20/20 vision test and still be experiencing the symptoms of computer vision syndrome. You may be a good candidate for computer vision treatment if you work on a computer or other electronic device and are experiencing any or all of the following symptoms:

  • Headaches
  • Eye pain
  • Dry eyes
  • Blurry vision
  • Neck or shoulder pain

Why choose Beverly Hills Institute of Ophthalmology for computer vision treatment?

  • We are the most well-established and well-respected ophthalmology group in Beverly Hills. 
  • We provide a personalized treatment approach and provide an extraordinary level of personal care and service.
  • We offer the latest advancements in eye care, vision correction, and treatment for eye conditions.

What can I expect with computer vision treatment in Beverly Hills?

Treatment for digital eye strain can vary widely. Our Beverly Hills eye surgeon can recommend the best treatment for you. Depending on your individual situation, your treatment may involve:

  • Eyeglasses or contact lenses explicitly prescribed to meet the visual demands of computer viewing: This may include unique lens design, lens powers, or coatings to help maximize visual clarity and comfort.
  • Vision therapy to treat specific problems: Visual training is a structured program of visual activities that trains the eyes and brain to work more efficiently together. Office-based or home eye exercises can help improve deficiencies in movement and focusing and reinforce the eye-brain connection.
  • Proper body positioning for computer use: Making adjustments in certain conditions can reduce the symptoms of CVS. These adjustments may involve the location of the computer screen, location of reference materials, seating position, lighting, anti-glare filters, training yourself to blink more frequently, and taking regular rest breaks from screens.

Does treatment for computer vision involve any recovery?

There is no recovery time with treatment for computer vision syndrome, as it involves no medications or surgery. However, other undetected or untreated eye problems can be factors in CVS. A comprehensive eye exam performed by our Beverly Hills ophthalmologist can help us diagnose digital eye strain. This exam will include testing for any other vision problems that could have similar symptoms.

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FAQ

Can staring at a digital screen cause dry eyes?

Yes, looking at a computer or another digital screen can slow the rate at which you blink your eyes considerably, leading to dry eye. Eye drops may help, but they cannot prevent CVS or eliminate the symptoms.

Is it better to wear glasses than contact lenses with computer vision?

Many contact lens wearers prefer to wear glasses instead when they are spending long hours looking at a computer screen for work or school. The blink rate and dry eye conditions associated with prolonged digital screen use can cause uncomfortable symptoms. Our Beverly Hills doctors can work with you to customize your eye care to your lifestyle.

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