Computer Vision Syndrome

Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), also referred to as Digital Eye Strain, is defined as a “complex of eye and vision problems related to near work which are experienced during or related to computer use.”

CVS vary but may include the following:

  • Eyestrain, which may be characterized as uncomfortable, painful, and irritable vision
  • Headaches, which most often occur toward the front of the head and toward the middle or end of the day.
  • Blurred and/or double vision
  • Dry and irritated eyes
  • Slow refocusing
  • Neck and/or backache
  • Light sensitivity, which is an adverse reaction to light most likely due to glare

Reduce the symptoms of CVS by taking mini-breaks where you look away from your terminal and/or stretch will help ease the stress on your eyes and your body. Positioning the screen at a comfortable angle and distance, artificial tears and Anti-Glare spectacles.

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