Eye, Neck And Back Pain From Sitting At The Computer? You Could Have Computer Vision Syndrome

If sitting at a computer for too long is really starting to irritate your eyes and you are having headaches or pain in your neck and back, you could have computer vision syndrome. This is a condition that many people deal with because they spend too much time in front of a computer screen throughout the day, then look at their phone or television when they get home. Here are a few things you want to consider trying.

Get an Eye Examination

You won't know if there is something truly wrong with your eyes if you don't get an examination. Go to an optometrist and have a professional eye examination to see if you have a condition preventing you from seeing properly. This could be adding to the strain you already deal with sitting at the computer all day.

Get Ergonomic Furniture

Ergonomic furniture can help relax the muscles and put you in a comfortable position so you don't strain, preventing tension headaches. Chairs with adjustable armrests and back support and height adjustments are great. There are even items you kneel on if sitting isn't comfortable.

Anti-Glare Screen

An antiglare screen is going to help you quit squinting, and it's going to prevent extra light from heading your way. You won't have to worry about glares from lights or windows reflecting off the computer screen, which makes it difficult to see.

Print and Talk

Print out some of your emails, proposals, contracts or documents and read them in your office to give your eyes a rest from the computer screen. You should also pick up the phone and call people instead of sending them multiple short emails back and forth or sending a text that requires you to use your phone and look at a screen. This is going to help your eyes and save you a lot of time.

If your eyes are very dry, the optometrist may prescribe a specific type of drop. They also may have exercises you can try to help strengthen the muscles in your eyes, and to relax the eyes after a long day at work. You don't want to live your life in pain because you don't take the time to see an eye professional to find out what's going on. You can also help start relieving some of your symptoms right away by limiting time in front of the computer. For more information, contact a business such as Terrezza O.D. & Associates, P.A.