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Computer Vision Syndrome

Date :30-Jun-2017

Computer Vision Syndrome also known as Digital Eye strain is a condition which causes due to prolonged usage of computer, computer, tablet or cell phone. Many people experience eye discomfort while using digital screen and the discomfort level increases with the amount of digital screen use.


The symptoms associated with Computer Vision Syndrome includes:


  • Blurred Vision
  • Head Aches
  • Dry eyes
  • Eyestrain
  • Neck and shoulder pain



The main cause of Computer vision syndrome is prolonged use of digital screen that makes the eyes work harder. The other causes for CVS includes:


  • Improper viewing distance
  • Glare on a digital screen
  • Poor lighting
  • Uncorrected vision problems like farsightedness and astigmatism
  • Poor seating posture


Many of the symptoms decline after stopping the use of digital device. Some individuals may experience continued reduced visual abilities even after stopping the usage of digital screens.


Computer vision syndrome can be diagnosed through an eye examination and other factors which include


  • Patient history: To find out other factors like general health problems, medications or environmental problems that may be contributing the symptoms
  • Refraction: to determine the power of the lens to be needed to compensate the refractive errors.
  • Visual acuity measurements are done to assess the extent to which the vision affects
  • By testing the eye focus and move to find out the problems related to eye focusing and difficulty to use both eyes together.



Usually computer vision syndrome are alleviated by regular eye care and by making changes in how the person views the digital screen. Sometimes, Eye glasses or contact lenses are prescribed to maximize visual abilities and comfort and in other cases a vision therapy may be done for correcting problems with eye coordination or eye focusing

How to avoid CVS?

Some important factors to avoid or reduce CVS are:


  • Proper lighting to avoid glare
  • Comfortable seating position
  • Take eye rest breaks
  • Keep blinking to minimize the chance of developing dry eyes

Amrith Hospital is one of the best eye care centre that provides best and advanced treatment for Computer vision syndrome in Chennai. The clinic also provides ICL surgery for Dry eyes in Chennai using the latest equipments at an affordable cost.


Authored By Dr. Lalit Kumar

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