Studies indicate 70-90% of people who use computers three to more hours per day, whether for work or play suffer from Computer Vision Syndrome.
Computer Vision Syndrome or commonly called CVS is a medical condition, mostly temporary, resulting from your eyes focusing on your PC monitor or another display device for extended uninterrupted periods of time.
Symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome
- Blurred Vision
- Difficulty in Refocusing the Eyes
- Double Vision
- Dry Eyes
- Eye Strain
- Irritated Eyes
- Neck Pain
- Redness in the Eyes
Symptoms can be aggravated even more by improper lighting conditions, bright overhead lighting, or air moving past the eyes, like a fan.
Ophthalmologists suggest the “20-20-20” rule: Every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break and look at something 20 feet away.
Blink as often as possible to keep eye surfaces lubricated. To further counter dryness, redness, and painful irritation, use lubricating eye drops several times a day. Preservative-free eye drops are available in local pharmacies in single-use dispensers.
Dry Eye Syndrome is reduced by utilizing a humidifier adding moisture to the air and using moist compresses at the end of the day. One other little nugget to remember is to keep fans from blowing on your face as you look at your screen if these suggestions don’t fix your eye problems consider visiting a Top10MD Board Certified Ophthalmologist today.