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Computer Vision Symptoms and Treatments

Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), also referred to as Digital Eye Strain, is caused by prolonged use of electronics such as computers, tablets, e-readers or smartphones.  Eye discomfort and vision problems seem to increase the longer a person views these screens.

 What Are The Symptoms?

The most common symptoms associated with CVS are:

  • Eye strain
  • Headaches
  • Blurred Vision
  • Dry eyes
  • Neck and shoulder pain

These symptoms may be caused by poor lighting, the glare on a digital screen, viewing screens from the wrong distance, poor posture or the presence of uncorrected vision problems.

 How Is Computer Vision Syndrome Diagnosed?

The best way to diagnose CVS is through a thorough eye examination.  Testing may include a complete patient history and visual acuity measurements, as well as tests to determine how the eyes focus, move and work together.

 How Is CVS Treated?

There are a number of ways to avoid or alleviate the symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome or Digital Eye Strain.

Eye Care

  • Specialized eyeglasses or contact lenses may be required to meet the unique visual demands of the digital viewing.
  • If glasses or lenses do not correct the problems, vision therapy may be required.

Viewing the Computer 

  • Maintaining a screen angle of 20 degrees below eye level is optimal for most people
  • Avoid glare on the computer screen from overhead lighting or windows, or by using anti-glare screens
  • Be sure to maintain a proper seating position with feet flat on the floor
  • Blink frequently to avoid dry eye
  • Try to follow the 20-20-20 rule, in which you take a 20-second break to view something 20 feet away every 20 minutes

Family Vision Development Center understands Computer Vision and can help successfully treat it.  Visit our Aurora location at 452 N Eola Rd, Suite D or call us at 630-862-2020 or click HERE to schedule an appointment online.


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Successful Treatment Programs for Vision Problems Associated with Brain Injuries


Brain injuries come in many forms, such as Concussion, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), or Acquired Brain Injury.  These types of injuries result from an insult to the brain, such as a blow to the head or neurological dysfunction, and can produce cognitive, sensory or physical impairments.

There are numerous visual problems that can develop from a brain injury, including:

  •  blurred vision
  • chronic headaches that can become worse with near work
  • sensitivity to light
  • double vision
  • aching eyes, tired eyes
  • inability to focus
  • reduction of visual field
  • difficulties with eye movements (such as alignment, depth perception, shifting gaze or focusing)
  • difficulty with reading and computer work
Fortunately, These Problems Can Be Successfully Treated With Vision Treatment Services Such As Optometric Vision Therapy, Vision Rehabilitation, Corrective Lenses And Phototherapy Programs.

Family Vision Development Center has advanced Visual Rehabilitation services for treating post-concussive vision syndrome and traumatic injury.  We believe the most effective treatment programs for visual rehabilitation involve input from other health professionals such as your neuro-developmental optometrist, medical doctor, psychologist or neurologist to create the most comprehensive plan.

We also have rehabilitation programs that cater to those with special needs.  Children and adults with Downs Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome and certain genetic conditions tend to have a higher rate of vision problems than the general population, and may have trouble focusing, tracking objects or processing visual information.

Call Family Vision at 630-862-2020 to get more information about our Vision Rehabilitation services or visit our location at 452 N. Eola Rd, Ste D in Aurora, IL.


What is Vision Therapy and How Can It Resolve Eye Conditions?


This non-surgical treatment can be very effective in treating conditions such as lazy eye, crossed eyes, double vision, or correcting visual problems which interfere with reading or learning.

Vision therapy is generally conducted in-office, under a doctor’s supervision and is individualized to fit the needs of each patient.  A progressive program of vision “exercises” will help improve basic visual skills, abilities and comfort.

The in-office therapy is not simply exercises, however, and may often involve a number of specialized equipment such as corrective or therapeutic lenses, prism lenses, optical filters, balance boards or visual-motor-sensory-integration training devices.

The Family Vision Development Center provides expert Vision Therapy services with a highly trained team of professionals.  After a comprehensive vision exam and diagnosis, Dr. Martin will work one on one with each patient to determine the best course of treatment and vision therapy techniques to be completed both in-office and at home.

Click HERE To Learn How The Vision Therapy Process Works In Our Office.  Visit Family Vision At 452 N. Eola Rd, Ste D In Aurora, IL Or Call 630-862-2020 To Schedule Your Appointment During Our Convenient Office Hours.

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