Computer Vision Syndrome

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Treating Computer Vision Syndrome

Certain eye problems require specialty attention. The eye doctors of Vision Care Specialists provide the attention necessary to address your specialty eye care needs.


 What is CVS?

Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) describes eye and vision-related problems that result from prolonged computer use creating discomfort and vision problems.  With the explosion of screen-based devices beyond traditional desktop computers to laptops, tablets, phones, GPS devices and more, the number of people experiencing CVS continues to grow.


Signs & Symptoms

Common Symptoms Associated With CVS

  • eye strain
  • headaches
  • blurred vision
  • dry eyes
  • neck and shoulder pain
CVS Symptoms May Be Caused By:

  • poor lighting
  • glare on the computer screen
  • improper viewing distances
  • poor seating posture
  • uncorrected


How is Computer Vision Syndrome diagnosed?

Computer vision syndrome can be diagnosed through a comprehensive eye exam. Testing, with special emphasis on visual requirements at the typical computer working distance, along with results of other tests, allow your Vision Care Specialists’ optometrist to determine if you have CVS, and advise you on potential treatment options.

See Vision Care Specialists’ own Dr. Warta on Fox 31 Denver News being interview on Computer Vision Syndrome. March News Cast & May New Cast


CVS can occasionally be alleviated by obtaining regular eye care and making changes in how you view the computer screen.  In most cases, your Vision Care Specialists’ optometrist will prescribe The Right Lenses for use while working at a computer.  Eyeglasses or contacts with special lens designs, lens powers, or coatings may help to optimize vision and comfort.  If appropriate our optometrists will prescribe you special lenses for use while on the computer.  Options include:

  • computer vision only lenses
  • smartphone and tablet lenses
  • office only lens

Vision Care Specialists eye doctors also recommend the following 7 Steps for reducing computer eye strain.

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