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All about Computer Vision Syndrome (Digital Eye Strain)

Multiple devices and prolonged use of screens can lead to Computer Vision Syndrome
Reducing screen time and optimizing working distance and illumination can reduce symptoms of computer vision syndrome
Ensure correct posture and optimal lighting
Using your corrective glasses at all times while working on screens is important.
The amount of time children spend on the screen(without breaks) needs to be monitored and limited.
Prolonged excessive screen time results in digital eye strain.
  • Computer vision syndrome or digital eye strain is an eye condition caused by prolonged use of digital devices.

  • It is a global problem and affects people of all gender, age and nationality.

  • Do I have computer vision syndrome? 

If you have any of these symptoms:

  • Blurred vision

  • Eye strain

  • Headache

  • Dry eyes

  • Neck and shoulder pain

  • Difficulty in refocusing from near to distance and vice versa

  • Sensitivity to bright lights

  • Irritation and burning sensation

  • Watering

  • Redness

  • What Causes It?

  1. Spending 2 or more hours in front of digital device every day

  2. Using 2 or more devices at same time

  3. Reduced blinking rate 

  4. Dry eyes

  5. Holding the device too close to the eyes

  6. Viewing devices at the same level as of the eyes

  7. Working under dim light or too bright light environment

  8. Using reduced contrast settings of letters to screen background

  9. Excessive glare and reflection from screen

  10. Abnormal posture for long hours while working

  • What can I do to ease It?

  1. Wearing proper prescribed spectacles

  2. Using lubricating eye drops

  3. FOLLOW RULE OF 20-20-20: Take break every 20 minutes for 20 seconds to look 20 feet away

  4. Engage in more outdoor activities

  5. Use glare reduction filter or blue light blocking filters on device screens

  6. Blink frequently

  7. Use phones at minimum distance of 30cm and computers from 50-60cm

  8. Keep screens at 15-20 degrees below eye level

  9. Using appropriate room lightening while working

  10. Scheduling an appointment with an ophthalmologist if it persists

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