Working in front of the computer for extended hours, looking at your phone, and watching TV can all be causes of vision issues. In particular, exposure to blue light that can come from computer and phone screens can cause a host of symptoms, known as computer vision syndrome. There are ways to avoid this, including using blue light glasses. At Santee Vision Care Center Optometry, our team provides blue light glasses and other ways to treat vision issues. Serving Santee, Lakeside, El Cajon, and East County, CA, we will help keep your eye health and vision at their best.
Dangers of Blue Light
Exposure to blue light has been linked to issues such as insomnia, headaches, and blurry vision. Blue light is believed to interfere with our natural circadian rhythm, causing people to stay up later than usual. This is why one of the first treatments for insomnia is a proper sleep routine that consists of putting your phone and laptop away at least an hour before bed.
Computer Vision Syndrome
Blue light is one of the many causes of computer vision syndrome. As the name suggests, computer vision syndrome comes from staring too long at a computer or phone screen. This syndrome can cause a host of vision issues, such as
- Blurry vision
- Double vision
- Eye strain
- Dry eyes
- Inability to Focus
Protecting your eyes from blue light will help prevent computer vision from developing.
If you are suffering from computer vision or other issues, our optometrist will perform an eye exam to determine the cause of your problem. In many cases, we will give you blue light glasses or add a blue light filter to your prescription eyeglasses. We can also provide lubricating eye drops and ensure that your prescription is up to date.
Our optometry experts will guide you on how to avoid eyestrain as well. This often includes taking breaks and looking away from your screen every 20 minutes or so.
Visit Our Optometrist in Santee, CA for Blue Light Glasses
If your vision is suffering after looking at digital screens, we can help. At Santee Vision Care Center Optometry, we offer blue light glasses and computer vision treatment to help preserve your vision. Serving Santee, Lakeside, El Cajon, and East County, CA, our optometry team can also educate you on how to avoid eye pain. We are happy to answer any questions you have. Call us to schedule an appointment at 619-562-5220 today.