What is Computer Vision Syndrome?
Computer Vision Syndrome or CVS is a medical condition that is related to human vision. This happens when you use a computer device frequently for uninterrupted protracted time periods.
In this case, your eyes won’t get enough break to recover from this strain. But luckily in most cases, this disorder is not permanent.
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This disorder is found in most of the computer users who work on the computer for a longer period of time without relaxing their eyes.
According to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
Computer Vision Syndrome can affect around 90% of computer users who spend three hours or more per day in front of a computer screen without any break.
Commons symptoms included neck pain, fatigue, dry and itching eyes, unclear vision, headaches, double vision and hard to refocusing the eyes.
In most of the cases, these symptoms are not permanent and vanished with the proper therapy and precaution over time.
But despite all these most people are not aware and suffer from this which damaged their visual capabilities and causes many problems including weak eyesight, dry eyes, etc.
There are following main reason behind this syndrome
- Very bright computer screen
- Poor room lighting
- Very close screen distance
- Too much high or low seating position from a computer screen
- Uncorrected vision issues
- It can be some of the above reasons
Luckily there are some precautions that can be taken to reduce the effects of this syndrome
- One should wear the proper computer specs made to safe the eyes
- Position your computer screen in front of your eyes or face
- Don’t over bright your computer screen
- Proper room lighting is a must-have a thing
- Always keep blinking the eyes to avoid eyes from over stressed or getting strain eyes
- Try to look at a distant object after every 20 or 30 minutes of work on a computer screen.
- Position your computer monitor at least 20 inches away from your eyes
- Use dark mode or theme when working on a computer at night.
- Position your monitor in a position where the reflection of overhead light is minimum.