Do you know if you have dry eyes or computer vision fatigue?
Dry eyes can be due to tear deficient dry eye, reduced oily layer or poor mucous layer.
Do you have gut problems if you have poor mucous layer? The current eye drops on the market and quite elborative. Not all eye drops are made the same.
Some of patients with tatooed eye liners are also not getting any beter with any eye drops most of the time.
Other patients might have had LASIK done and have poor nerve innervation to produce tears. A full eye exam and dry eye assessment is important in determing the root cause and bring better relief to patients.
The common causes of computer vision fatigue can be from too much screen time, poor visual hygiene (little to no breaks from screen), poor prescription, poor measurement of pupil distance and pupil height (not done or with larger margin of error if ordered specs from certain places outside a professional Optometrist office).
Post LASIK patients can have an alterned binocular posture (poor eye teaming) or altered accommodation (poor focusing) which can affect the visual comfort, leading to computer vision fatigue. Sometimes they can have both dry eye and poor accommodation.
Another type of patients that is more likely to have computer vision syndrome are those with a fall history, whiplash history, post concussion or long COVID. They usually have accommodation affected, sometimes with fluctualing vision. And may also have tracking, eye teaming, depth perception, and saccadic eye movement affected as well.
It complicates things if it's a post LASIK patient with a history of falling off a bike or snowboarding head injury.
If you know someone with dry eye or computer vision syndrome, please call us today and book a comprehensive eye exam for vision and health. At Warden Optometry, we look below the surface and find the right care for you and your eyes efficiently.
Dr. Yan Ling Liang
Neuro-developmental Optometrist (600+ CE hours in neuro vision after OD degree)
Changing lives one eye at a time!