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Computer vision syndrome is a REAL thing and you might just have it; find out

Pinkvilla 2019-07-12 05:35:00

Our eyes are one of the most important organs in our body and that is something which is already established. The effects of the consumption is already starting to show and one which is messing majorly with our body and system

Technology has become a major part of our lives, so much so that we just cannot function without it. While there are many perks of it, it has an equal amount of cons as well. Apart from a shrinking lower back, our eyes get equally affected by it, in fact gets affected the most. All of us who are working are in the habit of spending at least 8-9 hours in front of our laptop screens. Now add about 3-4 hours to that as well, which is the amount of time you spend on your phones or iPads. 

 

Our eyes are one of the most important organs in our body and that is something which is already established. The effects of the consumption is already starting to show and one which is messing majorly with our body and system. Well, there’s a legit term to this which is called the “Computer vision syndrome”. As per statics globally almost 60 million people are affected by this and with continuous exposure to the screen, it is only getting worse. 

 

Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) and what it means

CVS is basically all the eye problems which are caused because of the continuous and prolonged computer use. While many might assume that only adults are affected, that is not true. Children who are often on their tabs can also suffer from this issue. 

 

Computer and their major cons 

To break this down simply for you. When you’re staring at your computer, you have to focus and refocus on your screen constantly. Your eyes are constantly reacting to the movement of the screen, changing of the tabs, images etc which requires your eye muscle to put in a lot of effort. 

 

 

Causes of CVS

Some major causes of computer vision syndrome, also known as digital eye strain are continuous staring at the computer or phone screens, poor lighting, not using your glasses regularly, improper posture, wearing incorrect number. 

 

Symptoms of CVS

There are various noticeable symptoms of CVS. For starters, regular headaches are a common symptom. Apart from that, dry and irritated eyes, burning sensation, eye fatigue or double vision are also major symptoms. 

 

 

Easy ways to treat CVS

1. As soon as you feel like the symptoms are showing up its best that you go and visit an ophthalmologist for a check-up. It’s best that you wear your glasses regularly, especially a single, bifocal or tinted lenses. 

2. It is extremely important for you to give your eyes a break every one hour. Just close your eyes for 10 minutes and then start working again.

3. Your digital screen should be atleast 20-28 inches away from your eyes. 

4. Make sure your digital screen is at a decent brightness. It shouldn’t be too bright nor too dull. 

5. Make sure your washing your face and splashing water in your eyes so that it does not get too dry. 

6. Practise eye exercises like rolling your eyes, blinking slowly, for it to get some rest. 

7. Position your laptop screen slightly below your eye-level. 

8. Computer vision syndrome is spreading like a wild disease. Almost everyone is complaining of headaches and eyes hurting and clearly, it is not a very good sign. We really hope that you start taking care of your eyes and more so are always in check. 

 

Do let us know if the above mentioned information was helpful for you. If you have any more suggestions or tips then do comment below. 

 

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