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What Is CVS And How To Alleviate Symptoms?

By on Oct 23, 2014 in Blog |

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What is CVS?

Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) has become more common these days with computers and screens so incorporated in everyday life. CVS is a temporary condition that occurs when focusing on a computer screen for too long. Some of the symptoms include: headaches, blurred or double vision, and eyes that are red, irritated or dry. Below are some tips on how to help avoid the many factors that can contribute to CVS and how to alleviate symptoms.

Take your Surroundings Into Consideration

There are many variables to consider if you are experiencing symptoms of CVS so first lets start with the environment. If your eyes are feeling dried out the airflow should be something to consider and using lubricating eye drops might help. Specific glasses for reading close up or maybe a pair with a little tint added if the room is bright are good options also. Always make sure to change your settings so the font can be easily read also.

How Much Time Spent in Front of a Screen

According to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, CVS affects approximately 90% of the people who spent three hours or more at day looking at a computer. Taking breaks by closing your eyes or focusing on objects farther away could help give the overused muscles the necessary time out they need. If giving your eyes a break is hard to remember you could have a reminder or timer set. If you are not sure of how much time is spent looking at a screen than you can start keeping a log of screen time and or eye issues.

If you have tried some troubleshooting without any luck, then it is time for Casa Grande Eye Care to take a look. Give us a call and we can get you on your way with happy eyes today!

 

 

Sources:

http://www.webmd.com/eye-health/computer-vision-syndrome

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