Computer Vision Syndrome
and Digital Eye Strain
Dr. Gary Heiting
And computer-related eye problems have become widespread: according to The Vision Council, nearly 70 percent of American adults experience some form of digital eye strain due to prolonged use of electronic devices.
Learn how to protect yourself from digital eye strain, including how specially designed computer glasses can relieve tired eyes, 10 tips to reduce computer eye strain, and how computer ergonomics can minimize your risk of computer vision problems, and more.
Browse the Table of Contents below, or start by reading our Computer Vision FAQs.
Table of Contents
Keeping Your Vision Safe in the Digital Age - Sponsored Section
Using smartphones and tablets can adversely affect your vision. Learn about strategies to combat digital eye strain.
Children and Computer Vision Syndrome
Children often spend even more time in front of a computer than adults do. Read about how computer use is affecting the eyes of teens and pre-teens, and why your child should be examined by a computer vision specialist.
Infographic: Dry Eye Syndrome - Sponsored
Learn eight symptoms, causes and steps to managing dry eye.
Infographic: 7 Things You're Doing at Your Desk That Cause Eye Strain
Break these bad habits that could be giving you computer eye strain at work.
Computer Ergonomics for Healthy Vision
Follow these computer ergonomics tips to reduce your risk of stress-related discomfort, including computer vision syndrome, when using a computer.
Computer Eye Strain Relief
Top 10 ways to avoid or relieve computer eye strain, including how to reduce eye fatigue and minimize glare.
Learn how specially designed computer glasses can reduce eye strain and make you more comfortable and productive at your computer.
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Eye Doctor Q&A on Computer Vision Syndrome
Reader-submitted questions about computer vision and computer eye strain, answered by All About Vision advisory board eye doctors.
FAQ About Computer Vision Syndrome and Computer Glasses
Expert answers to frequently asked questions about computer vision syndrome and eyeglasses that can increase your comfort and productivity when working at a computer.
Take this quiz on computer eye strain and computer vision syndrome to test your knowledge about how computer use affects your eyes and what you can do about it.
Worker Productivity and Computer Vision Syndrome
Computer eye strain can cause mistakes and affect productivity at work. Read about research that explores productivity gains and cost effectiveness of vision benefits for computer workers.
[Page updated December 2014]