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Are You Suffering from Computer Vision Syndrome?

Are You Suffering from Computer Vision Syndrome?

In today’s modern work environment, an average person is spending close to 8-9 hours looking at a computer screen. This doesn’t even account for all those hours spent looking at your mobile phone or a TV screen. This seemingly harmless screen usage can unfortunately lead to a host of problems, primarily among which is CVS or Computer Vision Syndrome. If you aren’t sure if you have CVS, check if you face the following symptoms:

  • Hazy or Double Vision
  • Dry Eyes
  • Irritation in the eyes
  • Irritation in the eyes
  • Neck or Back Aches

While not life threatening or anything, CVS, if left unchecked, can lead to much severe eye problems. There’s no need to particularly cut down on screen time, although you should ideally attempt to reduce frivolous screen time. But you should ideally take small computer breaks between hours of usage. This can be as simple as taking your eyes of for a few minutes to as complicated as using portable eye relaxing machines.
Taking precautions while using a computer screen is also a good idea. Take note of things like the distance of your face from the screen, your posture, the lighting of the room, etc. And perhaps one of the most important things to consider if your job involves continuous computer usage, is to schedule regular and thorough checkups with the ophthalmologist.
There have been many latest advances in medical science that is going to make your lives much easier.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. But they are still a few years away from mass deployment. Until then, take precautions, rest your eyes, and make regular visits to your ophthalmologist.