Computer Vision Syndrome

Computer user suffering from computer vision syndrome

Computer vision syndrome is the name for a range of eye and vision problems that are related to computer use. Computer vision syndrome affects millions of individuals each year and is typically the result of spending more time on the computer than the eyes are able to handle. Symptoms of computer vision syndrome include eye strain, headaches, neck and back aches, blurry vision or dry eyes.

Prevent Computer Vision Syndrome:

  • Take regular breaks.
  • Position the top of your monitor just below a level horizontal with your eyes.
  • Tilt the top of the screen away from you at a 10- to 20-degree angle.
  • Try to match the brightness of your surroundings to that of your screen.
  • Minimize glare on your screen.
  • If you wear bifocal or progressive lenses, position the screen lower in relation to your eyes.
  • Ask us about special lenses for computer users.

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