COMPUTER VISION SYNDROME

 

Computers Are Everywhere

Almost everyone uses a computer. According to the 2003 US Census Report, 175 million people use a computer every day, including 60 million children. While computers enable us to be more efficient and more productive, this can come at a price: Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS). Typical symptoms include:

  • Eyestrain Headaches
  • Slow focusing
  • Tired, burning eyes
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Blurred vision at distance

 

Why Does CVS Occur?

The human vision system is not designed for long hours of computer viewing. Display images are made up of pixels—tiny dots of light on which our eyes cannot focus accurately.

 

The Solution:

Just as computer technology has evolved, lenses for viewing computers have improved tremendously. “Office” lenses are new technology lenses designed for computer use. Overall, “Office” lenses offer significant advantages over older designs such as single vision, bifocals, trifocals, or general purpose progressives. While “Office” lenses are primarily intended for computer use, they work great for anyone requiring clear intermediate and near vision, such as musicians, seamstresses, mechanics, and many others.

Office Desk

Coronavirus Update!

We have re-opened! With the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, it is our utmost priority to protect the health and safety of our patients, employees, and the community.

We have limited hours listed below:
Tuesday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm (Closed 12:30pm - 1:30pm for lunch)
Monday: 1:00pm - 5:00 pm by appointment only

When you arrive at the office, please call us at 317-477-3937 and we will open the door for your exam. All patients must wear masks during their exams. Only the patients may enter the office unless they are accompanying a minor. Only one patient and one guardian will be allowed in at a time.

Due to the current CDC guidelines and to limit the exam time for patients, all dilations will be postponed until after June 1st. All patients are recommended to have a retina photo in place of dilation.