Computer Eye Strain Specialist

Great Neck Opticians

Optometry located in Great Neck, NY

If you think about how many hours you spend in front of a computer, cellphone, or tablet, you can understand why computer eye strain is one of the most common eye issues for many men and women today. At Great Neck Opticians in Great Neck, New York, expert optometrists Yelena Pinkhasova, OD, and Eleonora Tamayeva, OD, can help with computer use education, proper guidance while coding, and even specialty lenses. Book your appointment online or by phone today.

Computer Eye Strain Q & A

What is computer eye strain?

Computer eye strain, sometimes called computer vision syndrome or digital eye strain, is a problem that occurs with frequent computer and digital screen use. According to The Vision Council, 59% of Americans say they've suffered from eye strain symptoms due to digital screen use.


What are the symptoms of computer eye strain?

Symptoms of computer eye strain can vary, but most sufferers have at least some of the following problems.

  • Tired or sore eyes
  • Headaches
  • Dry eyes
  • Neck or shoulder pain
  • Blurry vision

Children can suffer computer eye strain, too. Even if your child isn’t able to express their issues, you may notice symptoms like increased irritability, decreased attention span, and behavior problems if they have computer eye strain.


Why does eye strain happen with digital screens but not with printed books?

Your eyes and brain process printed material more easily than digital information. Printed material typically has sharply defined black letters with a white or very light background, while digital material tends to be less defined and harder to see. Your eyes and brain have to work harder to continually focus on screens than they do when you're reading a book.


What can I do to reduce computer eye strain?

Dr. Pinkhasova or Dr. Tamayeva can help in several ways.

Education on computer use

Dr. Pinkhasova or Dr. Tamayeva can recommend tips to preserve your vision, even if you spend the entire day at the computer writing code. Some tips for proper coding and healthy computer use can include changing your viewing distance, eliminating sources of glare, and increasing the text size on your digital screens.

Specialty lenses

Great Neck Opticians has specialty lenses that can relieve the symptoms of eye strain. Specialty lenses can filter out blue light, reduce glare, and magnify your screen to help you see more comfortably. Both specialty glasses and contacts can help with computer eye strain.

There’s no doubt that computer eye strain can cause some serious frustration, but you don’t have to live with it anymore. By taking a sensible approach to symptom management and computer use, you can enjoy your screen time and healthy vision, too.

Use the online scheduler or call Great Neck Opticians to get relief from your eye strain now.