COMPUTER VISION SYNDROME

Also called digital eye strain — is a condition that's caused by visual stress and has a combination of symptoms, including fluctuating vision, tired eyes, dry eyes, headache and fatigue. Other non-visual symptoms of CVS include neck, back and shoulder pain.
 

Unhealthy Posture
When using a computer or digital device for prolonged periods, it's common to start slouching inward, rounding the back and shoulders, and then tilt the head back and jut the chin forward. This unnatural (and unhealthy) posture — called "turtling" — leads to many of the non-visual symptoms of computer vision syndrome.

 

Myopia
Paeds
Solutions:

  1. Book an eye examination for early detection of myopia, dry eyes, eye strain etc

  2. Encourage breaks visual at least hourly

  3. Encourage frequent posture break/ upright ergonomic posture

  4. Define media free time

  5. Blue light blockers

 

Adult

  1. Get an eye examination 

  2. Use proper lighting

  3. Protect from glare- consider computer glasses

  4. Upgrade your display

  5. Adjust your display settings, brightness, contrast, text size and color temperature (blue light), to achieve your most comfortable vision.

  6. THINK BLINK- Blink more often. Blinking is very important when working at a computer; blinking moistens your eyes to prevent dryness and irritation.When working at a computer, people blink less frequently - about one-third as often as they normally do. Tears coating the eye evaporate more rapidly during long non-blinking phases and this can cause dry eye syndrome.

  7. Physical breaks- YOGA at workTo reduce your risk for computer vision syndrome and neck, back and shoulder pain, take frequent breaks during your computer work day. During your computer breaks, stand up, move about and stretch your arms, legs, back, neck and shoulders to reduce tension and muscle fatigue.

  8. Ensure ergonomic work station

  9. Consider computer spectacles

  10. Actively focus in the distance to relive accommodation spasms by the constant near work.