Computer Vision Syndrome

Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) or Digital Eye Strain is a real syndrome that occurs due to extended digital screen use.


The symptoms include eye strain, headaches, dry eyes, blurred vision and neck pain. 


It is usually a result of a combination of factors including poor lighting, glare of the digital screen, poor posture and improper viewing distance. In addition, when we concentrate on the digital screen, we tend to blink less often and this exacerbates eye dryness which further leads to eye strain and eye pain. 


It is difficult to avoid digital screen time in totality, however we can take measures to prevent CVS by:

  • 1. Placing the screen at an adequate distance (more than armslength) away from your eyes

  • 2. Placing the screen below your eye level

  • 3. Good seating posture

  • 4. Good lighting

  • 5. Anti-glare screens

  • 6. Frequent rest breaks

  • 7. Conscientious blinking

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