CVS are a set of special eye conditions that are the causes of uninterrupted use of digital screens due to prolonged work hours.
We use computers for a lot of different reasons such as for work, study, entertainment etc. The long hours of exposure to the digital screen reduces the number of times our eyes blink. While working on a computer, our eyes blink less than it normally does. Usually, our eyes blink 16 to 20 times per minute. But studies have revealed that while using computers the number of blinking is reduced to 6 to 8 times per minute. So as we keep our eyes wide open looking at the screen, it dries up the tear film and causes dry eyes.
Also, when we read something on the computer, the letters on the screen have no well-defined edges and lack contrast, unlike the printed letters. Hence, it creates discomfort in one’s eyes to stay focused on the screen. But repeated refocusing on the characters lead to eye fatigue, eye strain, burning, CVS pink eye etc. Also, poor lighting can further worsen the issues of CVS.
Apart from these, other reasons for this eye condition are:
For all the digital display users it’s important to learn the signs and symptoms of computer vision syndrome. Also staying alert is important to avoid permanent damage in the eyesight. A few signs and symptoms of this Computer Vision Syndrome are:
Although CVS is a very common disease for those working on a computer, there are some ways to prevent the rise of this condition. Some common ways to prevent this disease are:
The key issue that CVS causes is the lower the work productivity. Eye strain and fatigue slows down the workflow and causes mistakes in work. There are various ways to treat CVS but everything depends upon the extent of the issues caused by it. By using better ergonomics, first the Doctor will try to reduce the computer vision syndrome. However, it does not help to cure the eye problem. Hence, the ophthalmologists prescribe special computer eyeglasses to the patients. There are other ways to cure the issue as well.
If you are experiencing any of such eye discomforts or eye strain, seek medical attention immediately at Arohi Eye Hospital.
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