What Is Computer Vision Syndrome

What Is Computer Vision Syndrome

The best way to describe this is to call it a ‘digital eye strain’. This is a strain that affects not only the eyes but also the head and neck due to the repetitive and prolonged use of digital devices like computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets, and readers. The problem is also because the eyes are exposed to the blue light and continuous reading from left to right and attempt to focus all the time.

Reading and writing on paper are different from working on these kinds of digital devices and these lead to a particular kind of eye strain. Long periods of use of digital devices can lead to pain, burning, focusing issues, discomfort, strain, and other neck and back problems. The problem is that most people use devices not only for their professional work but also for communication with family and for leisure activities like gaming.

The digital screens emit a blue light while the books have more of a yellow color associated with them. Even the sunlight has more of a yellow light than blue light. This blue light tires the eyes and is known to be harmful to the eyes. The letters on the screen are difficult to read especially when there is low contrast. When reading for a long time, the glare that comes from these digital devices makes it difficult for one to read. The constant sitting posture with a bent neck and back also contributes to neck and shoulder problems. Poor working style and distance of the computer can also contribute to muscle tension and increase the change of eye strain. Normally a person blinks about 15 times in a minute, but while on the computer blinking may reduce considerably.

The common symptoms associated with computer vision syndrome include:

  • – Blurry vision
  • – Dry eyes
  • – Eye fatigue
  • – Headache
  • – Eye burning
  • – Eyestrain
  • – Neck and shoulder pain related to head and eye tension

Apart from the device itself the working style and environment can also give rise to issues. Some contributory factors include:

  • – Poor posture.
  • – Inadequate room lighting
  • – Improper viewing distance
  • – Glare from the digital screen.
  • – Uncorrected vision problems.
  • – Less blinking

Computer vision syndrome is a combination of all these factors. The smaller the screen the more the eye strain. Do get your eyes checked today at Axis Eye Clinic. Dr. Ramesh Murthy at AXIS EYE CLINIC has nearly 20 years of experience and has trained at the best eye institutes in India and abroad. His vast experience helps him in tackling the most complex cases with ease. He has a pleasant demeanor and is frank and honest in revealing to the patients beforehand what to expect and what the result will be. He is positive, friendly, and always has a determination to do the best for the patient.

Dr. Ramesh Murthy is a renowned eye surgeon and one of the best cataract surgeons in Pune, well-known for his results, experience, and friendliness. He is considered among the best eye specialists in Pune. He is available at Axis Eye Clinic, Pune which is among the best eye clinics in Pune. The staff at Axis Eye Clinic are well versed with Mediclaim and are always there to help you.

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