Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) – Prevent Your Savings from Paying for unplanned Eye Conditions

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In the modern era, digitalization rules our workplaces, schools, homes, and so on. Of, course, most computer-based jobs are believed to provide a high revenue, but how often do we ponder over the negative side. Apart from back pain, shoulder pain, wrist and hand pain, which are some of the common health complaints from office workers, Computer Vision Syndrome is another health issue emerging swiftly.

According to Dr. Narinder Mehta, a professional optometrist at Guru Nanak Vision Care Centre various visual complains are registered and they revolve around visual discomfort, eye strain and pain. At most 85% of adults who work on computers have at least one or two CVS symptoms. The various symptoms include;

Dry eyes
Blurred vision
Neck pain
Shoulder pain

Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) Causes

Before we tackle the causes of CVS, it is best to first explain what Computer Vision Syndrome is. Computer Vision Syndrome is a general name for the various eye and vision-related problems that result from prolonged use of computers, tablets, smartphones, and e-reader.

Using these gadgets often for a prolonged period of time exerts a given degree of stress on the eyes depending on various factors. The CVS is commonly caused by;

Poor Lighting
Poor seating postures
Frequent glare on a digital screen
Poor distance

The above symptoms may occur in combination and can also be worsened by underlying eye conditions that are untreated. The onset symptoms are normally blurry vision, watery eyes, and sided-headaches that may prevail until you take a break.

How to go about them?

Obviously, you aren’t recommended to forsake your job, but the implementation of right measures to prevent, reduce or treat Computer Vision Syndrome symptoms is recommended. This will indeed protect your savings that would have been utilized for future eye treatments. Simple alterations at your workplace, such as these are ideal;

Computer viewing distance- let it be at least 70cm
Body/sitting posture- sit straight and this will also combat back pain
Provide the right amount of light
Zooming is also recommended to prevent straining your eyes
Take breaks as much as possible
Blink often
Anti-glare screens
Provide reference materials near you
Use simple eyeglasses

In addition, eyes require regular examinations to ascertain any threatening visual disorder. Schedule a visit to have your eyes examined for various conditions in case you have an all-time computer job. Home practices like eye exercises are recommended

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