Computer Vision Syndrome

Computer vision syndrome is temporary condition which is caused by continuous focusing of the eyes on a computer screen. The symptoms of computer vision syndrome may include headache, blurred vision, neck pain, redness of the eyes, fatigue, eye strain, dry or irritated eyes, polyopia, double vision and difficult refocusing of the eyes. These symptoms may intensify due to improper lighting conditions such as working at the computer in a dark room or too bright overhead lighting. This could also be caused due to air moving past the eyes causing the eyes to dry. This could be caused due to a ceiling fan or riding a bike without wearing a helmet and a wiser. This CVS condition affects 90% of those who use computer more than three hours a day.CVS is not considered as a Disease as it is temporary but it could turn into one if not taken care of.

Why it happens
Normally people blink their eyes about 8 times in a minute and it is not without a reason. Every time a person blinks, a new layer of tear covers the eyes and clears the old layer which removes the dust and other foreign objects from the eyes. If constantly focus on the computer without blinking, the new layer of the tear will not be produced and the old layer evaporates. This causes the dryness of the eyes and the other symptoms of computer vision syndrome.

How to treat Computer Vision Syndrome
The main symptom of CVS is the dryness of the eyes which can be cured by using artificial-tear solutions. However it is not good get used to this type treatment. The best way to treat your eyes is the natural way which includes proper and sufficient rest to the eye and its muscles. You can also reduce the effects of CVS by consciously blinking now and then. You can also regain your eye’s focus back by looking at the sky in every 20 minutes for 2 minutes. You can also keep your eyes closed for 30 seconds in every half an hour.

There is another way to treat CVS which includes the following; Every 20 minutes, focus on something that is 20 feet away, for 20 seconds.




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