What is Computer Vision Syndrome?
It is the name for eye problems that usually resulted from prolonged computer use. It involves eyestrain and pain.
Who is at Risk for Computer Vision Syndrome?
People who regularly use computers may have an increased risk of computer vision syndrome (CVS). They are office employees whose daily work involves staring at a computer monitor.
What Causes Computer Vision Syndrome?
CVS is mostly caused by poor lighting, improper posture, glare on the computer screen and improper viewing distance. Uncorrected vision problems may also increase the risk of having CVS.
What are the Symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome?
A person with CVS may experience the following symptoms: blurred vision, double vision, headache, dry eyes, eye irritation, neck, back, and shoulder pain. These symptoms are only temporary and may fade after computer work is done. However, there are instances that the symptoms may continue and if left untreated, your condition may get worse over time.
How is Computer Vision Syndrome Treated?
Regular eye care and proper viewing habits can reduce the effects of computer vision syndrome. These simple practices include blinking, cutting the glare, rearranging your desk, giving your eyes a break and changing your computer settings.
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