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Dry Eyes and Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS)

We are spending tons of time on the computer. We use it for work, school, entertainment, and can end up being on the computer for over 10 hours a day. As a result, many people are developing dry eyes related to computer use, otherwise known as computer vision syndrome (CVS). When staring at a computer screen, we tend to blink less, causing the tears to evaporate quicker. Mucin, oil, and water levels in the eye are off. The eyelids are clogged. This leads to smeared and blurry vision. We start to feel gritty eyes and redness. An 8 will all of the sudden start to look like a 3. woman suffering from CVS

It is important to consciously remember to blink more frequently while working on the computer. People even put a reminder on their computer screens to remind them to blink. Try taking small quick breaks every 20 minutes or so while looking further out to give your eyes a different focus. Close your eyes for a few seconds to relax them. There are also medications to relieve the symptoms. Artificial drops can help lubricate the eyes. Our Costa Mesa Eye Doctors recommend trying Retaine MGD or EyePromise EZ Tears. If all else fails, patients have found Xiidra or Restasis to be very helpful as well. It is important to remember that dry eyes is a very common problem, but with some of these basic tips, you can avoid discomfort while using a computer for hours on end.



COVID-19 has been and continues to be an ongoing trial for all of us. During this unforeseen time, we ask kindly for your understanding and compliance to the CDC guidelines. In order to decrease the chances of contraction, we are allowing only one parent to accompany their child during the examination. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

We also want to inform you of the new additional symptoms of COVID-19 that have been added to the previous symptoms as potential indicators of having COVID-19:

New symptoms:             Congestion/runny nose

Previous symptoms:       Headache
                                            Dry cough
                                            Shortness of breath
                                            Sore throat
                                            Muscle/body aches
                                            New loss of taste or smell

Please be aware that a person does not have to have all of these symptoms but anyone or multiple symptoms can be an indicator of having COVID-19. If you or any family members are experiencing any of the above symptoms, we kindly ask that you reschedule your appointment and contact yourprimary care provider. It is best to reschedule your appointment with us after being symptom-free for14 days.

We at South Coast Optometry truly appreciate each and every one of you as a person and value your trust in us to take care of your most precious eyes. As always, we will continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation and communicate any and all changes through our website, Again, we truly appreciate your understanding and support during this unprecedented time and look forward to seeing everyone soon!


Dr. Daniel E. Quon, O.D., and The Entire South Coast Optometry Team!!!


Until further notice, we are only seeing essential care patients. Our hours are:
Monday: 10:00 AM to 7:00PM
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday: 10:00AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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