Eyes on Brickell: Computer Vision Syndrome Facts

Little Known Facts About Computer Vision Syndrome


Today, dependency on the computer resulted in excess screening time! Working for prolonged hours on the computer or any digital devices has increased digital eye strain. People are facing more and more problems like blurred vision, double vision, dry, red eyes, eye irritation, headache, or neck or back pain. And, the more hours one spends on digital screens, the worse is the level of comfort. These eye and vision related problems have been referred to as Computer Vision Syndrome or (CVS).

If you are amongst those who are also facing the same consequence of using excess digital screens? Then, continue reading this post till the end to figure out what are the symptoms of computer vision syndrome and which kind of Eye Care services> will be best for your eyes.

What Causes Computer Vision Syndrome?

We are aware that while working on the computer our eyes have to focus and refocus on repetitive things for all the time. But you never know that following the same path for a very long time can bring stress to your eyes. Constantly shifting focus, moving and changing, sending rapidly varying images to the brain puts an immense stress on your eye muscles. It keeps on increasing when you further do not pay attention to following things:

  • poor lighting
  • glare on a digital screen
  • improper viewing distances
  • poor seating posture
  • uncorrected vision problems
  • a combination of these factors

But, the best part is that Computer Vision Syndrome is not permanent. It can be treated for good results in a short period of time by considering necessary eye care services.

Here are few easy steps for you that you can follow in your day to day life to cure Computer vision syndrome:

  • Firstly, follow the 20-20-20 rule which says after every 20 minutes, look for 20 feet into a distance for at least 20 seconds.
  • Resting your eyes for at least 15 minutes after each 2 hrs of continuous work on computer
  • For better visibility enlarging the text on your computer screen and keeping the screen at least 25 to 30 cm apart from eyes.
  • Making best use of contact lenses or glasses to filter glare and using flat screen monitors only.
  • Lastly, remember to blink often and use lubricant eye drops.

In nutshell – Eyes are one of the most sensitive parts of the body and thus needs your extra attention. If you find any of the above-mentioned Symptoms Of Computer Vision Syndrome or continuous pouring of water from your eye while working late night then you must visit your eye doctor or associates for adequate eye care services.


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