Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), also known as digital eye strain, is a condition that occurs when individuals spend extended periods of time using digital devices such as computers, smartphones, tablets, and gaming consoles, ereaders. Something similar can even haven when using paper sources such as books and newspapers though we typically don’t name it the same. The condition is caused by the prolonged static focal distance, which can cause eye strain, dry eyes, blurred vision, headaches, and neck and shoulder pain.
The symptoms of CVS can vary from person to person, but some of the most common ones include eye strain, eye fatigue, dry eyes, blurred vision, headaches, neck and shoulder pain, and difficulty focusing. These symptoms can be worsened by poor lighting conditions, improper screen settings, and incorrect viewing distances.
An optometrist can provide various services to help diagnose and treat Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) and other vision-related issues. They can conduct a comprehensive eye exam, prescribe corrective lenses or specialized computer glasses, provide advice on proper ergonomics, offer treatment for dry eyes, and screen for eye diseases. By seeking the assistance of an optometrist, you can receive personalized care to manage CVS and prevent related symptoms.
There are several things you can do to prevent Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) and reduce the risk of eye strain and other related symptoms:
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