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Center of Vision Development, Pllc

Primary Location
1445 East 10th Street
Cookeville, TN 38501
Phone: 931-372-2020
Fax: 931-372-2572

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM5:00 PM
SaturdayClosedClosed
SundayClosedClosed
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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 optometrist, Dr. Clopton, 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. Clopton will take your symptoms, pre-existing conditions, and potential undiagnosed conditions into account while performing 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. Clopton 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.

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Testimonial

"Kasey always greets us with a smile, Amanda is an amazing therapist and Dr Clopton is so knowledgeable. And these are only a few of the incredible staff at Center of Vision. Every single member of his staff is wonderful. I can not say enough about the people that are a part of this practice. Not to mention the work they do is life changing. 
They changed our lives. We are forever grateful for them."

~Beth Ann Quigly 

"I can't imagine taking my family anywhere else for our vision care.

We first visited years ago, and I fell in love with Dr. Clopton then for his family-oriented philosophies and his fantastic ways of making the kids feel comfortable and valued.

We recently got a new insurance policy, and I was stoked to see that Dr. Clopton was on the list of providers. Our entire family just got our annual check-ups and I was immediately reminded of why I adore this practice so much.

The building is beautiful, and the staff is super-friendly. It always brings a smile to my face to see how warm and welcoming every employee is towards all the kids coming in either for vision or therapy services. The entire environment is very supportive.

The waiting room is quite comfortable with high-quality furnishings and a beautiful fish tank. They also have a kids' waiting room with plenty of awesome toys and comfy seating for the adults.

We've never waited more than a few minutes to be seen. The examinations are thorough, and he explains everything along the way. Dr. Clopton has an amazing way with kids that is rarely paralleled in the medical community. He is an extremely valuable asset to the Upper Cumberland area, and I am grateful our vision care is in his hands.

As for your glasses if you need them, I always recommend picking out frames BEFORE your eyes are dilated. The lady that works in that section is very helpful, and has the patience of a saint for working with us as we picked out what we needed.

In closing, this practice is absolutely fantastic. Whether you need vision services from Dr. Clopton, or are seeking other therapy services from the rest of the gang, you won't regret your decision to work with these guys!"

~Gretchen Kristina Detwiler 

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM5:00 PM
SaturdayClosedClosed
SundayClosedClosed

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  • 931-372-2020
  • 1445 East 10th Street Cookeville, TN 38501
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