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How often should I visit my eye doctor for computer vision syndrome?

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Visit your eye doctor regularly for exams and to keep your prescriptions up to date. Let them know about any problems you have. You may need glasses or contact lenses. You could regular glasses for computer work or you might need a special pair. Some glasses have tinted lens material to boost contrast and filter out glare.

Get your kids' eyes checked, too. Make sure any computers they use are set up at the right height and in the best light.

SOURCES:
American Optometric Association: "Computer vision syndrome (CVS)"; "The relationship of computer vision syndrome to musculoskeletal disorders"; "Criteria for determining whether the need for eyeglasses or other treatment is related to computer use"; and "Computer vision syndrome threatens returning students."

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on August 17, 2019

SOURCES:
American Optometric Association: "Computer vision syndrome (CVS)"; "The relationship of computer vision syndrome to musculoskeletal disorders"; "Criteria for determining whether the need for eyeglasses or other treatment is related to computer use"; and "Computer vision syndrome threatens returning students."

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on August 17, 2019

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