Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS)

How computers affect your eyes?

Eye strain has been reported with most extensive computers user. Computer vision syndrome (CVS) is a condition resulting from focusing the eyes on a computer screen for long periods of time.

Some symptoms of CVS are blurred vision, headaches, neck pain, redness in the eyes, dry eyes, irritation in eyes and diffiiculty refocusing the eyes. These symptoms can be further aggravated by improper lighting conditions  or air moving past the eyes (e.g direct air from an AC).

Dos and Don’t of Computer usage:

  • Keep a minimum distance of 25 inches between the computer screen and the eye
  • The monitor top should be tilted away from the eyes
  • Use dark letters on a light background
  • Keep the screen at or  below the horizontal eye level
  • Use indirect lighting suspended from the ceiling. Use curtains to avoid reflection due to outside light.
  • Avoid direct flow of air on your eyes.
  • Give your eyes a break every 20 minutes. Blink regularly.
  • Consult a doctor immediately if you have any problem.