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Hudson Optical

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1801 Ward Ave Suite 264 Plaza 94
Hudson, WI 54016
Phone: 715-386-8401
Fax: 715-386-8476

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DayMorningAfternoon
Monday9:00 am6:00 pm
Tuesday9:00 am6:00 pm
Wednesday9:00 am6:00 pm
Thursday9:00 am6:00 pm
Friday9:00 am6:00 pm
Saturday9:00am2:00pm
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Squinting at computer, tablet, or mobile screens for hours at a time is a normal part of our lives in the 21st century. Unfortunately, eye problems associated with this activity are also on the rise. Even if you have never had eye problems before, you may have noticed computer vision syndrome symptoms after two or more hours of screen time. Signs include:

  • Blurry vision
  • Eye strain and discomfort
  • Headaches
  • Dry, scratchy eyes
  • Neck and/or shoulder pain

Even if your symptoms are mild, they can worsen and cause other vision problems if not addressed. Our optometrists, Dr. David Parupsky and Dr. Bobbie Barsness, can help.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Computer Vision Syndrome

The severity and length of computer vision syndrome symptoms depends on how long you stare at the computer, your posture, lighting, glare, the angle of the monitor, and whether or not you have other diagnosed or undiagnosed vision problems. If you already suffer from astigmatism, farsightedness, presbyopia, aging eyes, and/or diabetic eye problems, your computer vision symptoms may worsen. This can even be the case if you already have prescription contacts or glasses. Many regular eyeglasses and contact lenses are not designed to deflect the problems caused by computer screens.

Dr. David Parupsky or Dr. Bobbie Barsness will take your symptoms, pre-existing conditions, and potential undiagnosed conditions into account as he performs the following eye tests:

  • Visual acuity—Measures the quality of your current vision.
  • Refraction—Tests the potential lens prescriptions that would optimize your vision.
  • Focus and Eye Coordination—Tests how well your eyes work together and how quickly and accurately your eyes are able to focus on objects and varying distances.

From these measurements, Dr. David Parupsky or Dr. Bobbie Barsness can design a treatment plan to help relieve your symptoms. For people with otherwise normal eyes and vision, a set of specially-designed glasses used during the time you are working on the computer can be very helpful. For patients already wearing contacts or glasses, new, more computer-friendly prescriptions are available. In addition to these treatment options, there are many things we can suggest to cut down on computer eye strain problems:

  • Computer setup—Adjust your monitor so that it is about 15-20 degrees lower than your eye level when seated between 20-28 inches away from the screen. Reference materials can be placed on a document holder between the monitor and keyboard, or to the side, but positioned for as little head movement as possible. Also invest in an anti-glare screen for your monitor to help reduce glare from surrounding lights. Be sure to sit and work with proper posture.
  • Adjust Lighting—If you can, reposition any lighting (or your computer) to minimize glare and use natural lighting whenever possible.
  • Eye Rest and Blinking Breaks—Every 20 minutes during your work, look away toward a distant point for 20 seconds to refocus your eyes, and give them a 15-minute break after each 2-hour computer session. Also remember to blink more frequently to keep your eyes moist.

With a combination of the proper optometry care and self-care, you can minimize computer eye syndrome and other modern-day vision problems. Contact us for an appointment today.

Thank You!


Thank you for entrusting us with all of your eye care needs for the past 40 years! Dr. Dave Parupsky and Dr. Bobbie Barsness and the entire staff at Hudson Optical enjoy serving the Hudson area community and helping people solve their eye care needs. Besides our once a year special and the chance to win fun prizes, make sure to ask us about the new technology that has been unveiled in 2017. Never before has there been such exciting technologies to better help a patient’s vision in contact lenses, eye glasses and sunglasses. We look forward to serving you and your entire family’s eye care needs for the next 40 years and beyond!

Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide. Make An Appointment We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment today! Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.

Testimonials

Everyone that works at Hudson Optical has been very responsive whenever I have questions, plus they have a great selection of frames!

- Billiejo A

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday9:00 am6:00 pm
Tuesday9:00 am6:00 pm
Wednesday9:00 am6:00 pm
Thursday9:00 am6:00 pm
Friday9:00 am6:00 pm
Saturday9:00am2:00pm
SundayClosedClosed

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  • 1801 Ward Ave Suite 264 Plaza 94 Hudson, WI 54016
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