Computer Vision Syndrome

Our digital world has made us prone to Computer Vision Syndrome. This condition is caused due to a prolonged period of staring at a digital device screen and which diminishes the ability to focus and see clearly. Computer Vision Syndrome causes fatigue and strain in the eyes, headaches and blurred vision.

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Symptoms can be caused due to:

  • poor lighting
  • digital screen glare
  • poor posture while sitting
  • unresolved vision problems
  • a mix of these factors

How to prevent Computer Vision Syndrome?

  • Proper body positing while using the computer,
  • Proper lighting
  • Positioning the reference materials above the keyboard and below the monitor
  • Positioning the computer screen 15-20 degrees below the eye level from the screen’s center and 20-28 inches away from the eyes.
  • Using screen glare filters
  • Comfortable seating
  • Taking breaks from computer use to avoid eye strain
  • Blinking frequently to avoid dry eyes from developing
  • Regular eye exams
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