Computing and Vision Disabilities

Now that working at the computer comprises a significant part of just about everyone’s workday (and some of our leisure time as well), it isn’t surprising that this steady intensive form of visual concentration is beginning to reveal previously undiagnosed visual problems in adults. The good news is that many of the difficulties and symptoms encountered when viewing computer screens can be remedied by Vision Therapy.

That’s why eyestrain, tight neck, blurred vision or headaches encountered while working at the computer should be reported early on to your Behavioral Optometrist. Sometimes the remedy is just a simple shift in the “ergonomics” of your office. Ergonomics is the study of how we position our bodies to interact with machines in our environment.

Dr. Wilamowski and her staff will offer you professional advice on how to best position your office seating and computer screen and keyboard for optimal ergonomics and comfort while computing. If required, they also will provide you with a thorough examination of your functional visual skills. This examination goes beyond the superficial ‘20/20” testing you’ve probably experienced in the past. The more comprehensive screening adds important measurement about how your eyes are working together, especially when viewing the illuminated images we find on computer displays.

The desktop computer monitor’s CRT tube and the LED displays of laptop computers have much lower resolution (sharpness) than type on a printed page, and, as a result, our eyes have to work harder. That extra work can exacerbate undiagnosed vision problems that only your Behavioral / Developmental Optometrist has the tools and education to properly diagnose and treat. We treat hundreds of adults successfully every year.

In today’s performance oriented work environment it’s important to be at your best and a thorough vision screening at the Vision Development Center may give you the visual edge that you need to succeed.