- Make An Appointment
- We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment today!
You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.
Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) is actually a range of eye and vision problems that can develop as a result of the hours we spend on our computers, smartphones, and e-readers each day. Also referred to as Digital Eye Strain, CVS is by no means limited to adults. Children use computers at school before playing video games and screen chatting with friends using a variety of electronic devices.
Your optometrists and our experienced staff here at Lock Family Eye Center in West Des Moines know that over 70 percent of Americans who use computers experience the eye strain, irritation and visual fatigue of CVS; those who have preexisting vision problems are even more likely to be affected.
When working on a computer, you are forcing your eyes to focus and refocus on digital images, which may be floating on a screen of varying contrasts and reflective glare. Computer users also tend to blink less frequently as well as lean in towards the screen as they work. Signs that your vision may be affected include:
Your optometrist in West Des Moines will detect CVS by performing a comprehensive eye examination, which includes:
Regular eye examinations are essential to maintaining eye health. Solutions to screen-related visual problems may include:
Drs. Michael and Jenessa Lock and our friendly staff here at Lock Family Eye Care have been providing state-of-the-art, compassionate eye care to patients in the West Des Moines area since 2006. Protecting the vision health of your entire family is our only business.
If you or family members are experiencing CVS symptoms, call us today at 515-267-1312. We’re here to help.
9:201 Jordan Creek Pkwy # 12190 West Des Moines, IA 50266
*M-F, we take the last appointment at 5:20pm