Computer Vision Syndrome

November 01, 2020

Computer Vision Syndrome


In November, our newsletter summarises what exactly is Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) and what are some easy ways to prevent it's symptoms.
Computer Vision Syndrome refers to a collection of unpleasant symptoms that result from prolonged computer or screen usage. As the use of screens increases and our time spend on devices gets longer, more and more people are experiencing strain on their visual systems.
Symptoms include headaches, blurry vision, dry eyes, pain in the neck and shoulders. These common symptoms can be significantly decreased with some simple changes.
 Some ways to prevent CVS include:

  • The 20-20-20 Rule; every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet (6 metres) away for 20 seconds, or;
  • Taking breaks frequently
  • Having good posture and keeping the screen at a distance from your eyes
  • Blinking often
  • Keeping your screens clean
  • Having optical aids that appropriatley correct your vision

Ensuring that the prescription of your glasses match your eyes is important for preventing Computer Vision Syndrome symptoms and improving quality of life.



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