What is it?
Computer Vision Syndrome or CVS is a medical condition that results from straining the eyes by focusing on a computer screen or other devices with a screen such as a laptop, mobile phone etc for a long time.
CVS is a growing condition noted in most individuals as we are surrounded by technology especially computers, or mobile devices everywhere whether it is for work purposes or studies. Computer Vision Syndrome consists of a variety of eye problems.
The major cause for Computer Vision Syndrome is the extended use of computers or such devices and also other medical conditions such as Rheumatoid arthritis.
Most individuals who use computers on a daily basis experience some form of vision problems as a result of looking at a screen for a long period of time. CVS not only affect people who work but also children who spent most of their time playing games using a tablet or a computer. It is necessary to limit the use of screen-based devices for your children.
As you age, the lens in your eyes loses its flexibility making it harder to use computers and using eyeglasses prescribed by your doctor will help solve this problem.
Computer use may or may not cause any long term damage to the eyes, but here are some symptoms caused by extended use of computers, which shows up after a day spent mostly looking at computer screens,
It is not possible to completely stop using computers or other mobile devices, as it has become an essential part of our daily lives, especially in a working environment. Here are a few ways to help treat Computer Vision Syndrome:
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