What is Computer Vision Syndrome?
For the average person, technology is everywhere. And while technological advances are often good, the way technology impacts our daily life can be overwhelming at times. Case in point: Computer Vision Syndrome (or CVS). Computer Vision Syndrome affects nearly anyone after long-term computer use and can have some irksome affects on your eyes.
Is Computer Vision Syndrome Harmful?
CVS should not result in any lasting eye issues. The biggest bother when it comes to CVS is eye irritation. When you spend too much time in front of a computer screen you are likely to experience the following annoying symptoms:
- Dry eyes
- Blurry vision
- Shoulder/neck pain
How Can I Protect My Eyes From Computer Vision Syndrome?
- Reduce Glare: We recommend wearing glasses with an anti-glare coating. There are numerous benefits to anti-glare coating but in this case, the clear coat will really help soothe your eyes in front of a bright screen. Another tip is to purchase a glare reduction filter for your computer screen.
- Take Breaks: Try to 20/20/20 rule. While on the computer take a break every 20 minutes. Use this time to look at an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds. You’d be surprised by how much this tip helps.
- Regular Checkups: We can’t stress enough the importance of annual checkups. Keep your eyes healthy and happy by always making time for yearly checkups.