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West Tennessee Eye

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8120 Hwy 51 N, Suite 7
Millington, TN 38053
Phone: 901-872-2020
Fax: 901-873-1199

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DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:30am5:30pm
Tuesday8:30am5:30pm
Wednesday8:30am5:30pm
Thursday8:30am5:30pm
Friday8:30am5:30pm
Saturday8:30am4:00pm
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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.

Dr. Chris Cooper & Dr. David Talley, 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. Chris Cooper & Dr. David Talley 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, our doctors 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 eye care care and self-care, you can minimize computer eye syndrome and other modern-day vision problems. Contact us for an appointment today.

Thursday November 15th Our Offices Will Delay Opening Until 10:00 am Due To Inclement Weather.

All Offices Will Be Closed November 22nd-25th For The Thanksgiving Holiday

Our Baptist Tipton Hospital Office Located At 1999 Hwy 51 S. Suite B Covington TN Is Now Open

For Medical Eye Emergencies We Have A Doctor On Call 24/7

Call 901-872-2020

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Mackenzie's glasses came in last night...She put the glasses on and said OH MY!! breaks my heart and makes me happy at the same time. Thanks for being part of the solution.

- Teresa Beans


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Millington Office

West Tennessee Eye
8120 Hwy 51 N, Suite 7
Millington, TN 38053
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  • Phone: 901-872-2020

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:30am5:30pm
Tuesday8:30am5:30pm
Wednesday8:30am5:30pm
Thursday8:30am5:30pm
Friday8:30am5:30pm
Saturday8:30am4:00pm
SundayClosedClosed


Covington Office

West Tennessee Eye
1999 Hwy 51 S, Suite B
Covington, TN 38019
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West Tennessee Eye
2070 Whitney Ave
Memphis, TN 38127
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Day Morning Afternoon
Monday Closed Closed
Tuesday 8:30am 5:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am 5:00pm
Thursday 8:30am 5:00pm
Friday Closed Closed
Saturday Closed Closed
Sunday Closed Closed
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