Computer vision syndrome (Digital eye strain), is a group of eye and vision problems. The problems can include, eyes that itch and tear, and are dry and red. It results from prolonged computer, tablet, e-reader and cell phone use. In today’s work environment (both IT and Non-IT world) an average person is spending close to 8-9 hours looking at a computer screen. Apart from working hours, we add lot of screen time to our lives by mobile phone and TV use. Due to Digital eye strain, Your eyes may feel tired or uncomfortable. You may not be able to focus normally. This eye strain is very common in both children and adults.
You may be at greater risk if you:
As a result, the eye focusing and eye movement requirements for digital screen viewing can place additional demands on the visual system.
The most common symptoms are:
As such CVS is not a life threatening condition, but if left unchecked, can lead to much severe eye problems. Before even starting any sort of treatment, itis always advised; if you are spending lot of time on digital screen do visit your eye doctor periodically.
Treatment starts with creating a better work environment, with these simple practices, you can reduce the effects of computer vision syndrome:
In case of existing eye care problems, your eye care provider will also need to treat any hidden health problems; for example in case of dry eyes:
Advances in IOL or Intraocular Lenses Link to have led us to tri-focal lenses that can manage three focal points at once. These are proven to be extremely helpful with CVS.
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