With so many of us spending time in front of the computer every day, it’s no surprise that research is showing a rise in the detection of visual problems. Having uncorrected hyperopia or myopia, astigmatism can all make computer use less comfortable and efficient. Depending on your condition, your eyes could be exerting extra focusing effort or be forced to work harder to maintain a clear image when viewing the screen. Even people with perfect vision may experience symptoms such as blurred vision, eyestrain and headaches with improper computer use. To ensure comfortable and efficient computing, visit your Doctor of Optometry for a thorough eye health exam.

To help improve your computing experience, your Doctor of Optometry will need to know:

  • How many hours a day you use a computer
  • The distance from your eyes to your screen
  • The overall set up of your workstation and your main work tasks
  • The type and location of lighting in your computer area

***All content is provided for education and information, and is no substitute for the advice of your Doctor of Optometry. This information is provided courtesy of the British Columbia Association of Optometrists (B.C.A.O.). The B.C.A.O. assumes no responsibility or liability arising from any errors or omissions or from the use of any information contained herein. ***