Computer Vision Syndrome
Spending hours in front of a computer has become a routine part of the modern work day. Studies indicate that between 50 and 90 percent of people who work on a computer have symptoms of eye trouble. This prolonged use of digital screens such as computers, tablets, and cell phones can lead to eye discomfort and vision problems known as computer vison syndrome (CVS). Those people who spend two or more continuous hours at a computer or using a digital screen device are at the greatest risk for developing CVS. The most common symptoms of CVS include eyestrain, headaches, blurred vision, dry eyes, neck pain, and shoulder pain. These symptoms may be caused by uncorrected vision, poor posture, poor lighting, glare on the screen, or improper viewing distances. Solutions to digital screen-related vision problems are varied. Symptoms can usually be alleviated by obtaining regular eye care and by making changes in how the screen is viewed. One possible solution for CVS is lenses prescribed to meet the unique visual demands of computer viewing. Specifically, special lens designs, lens powers, lens tints, or coatings may help to maximize visual abilities and comfort. Visit Omni Eye Specialists or Bladen Eye Center to improve your symptoms of computer vision syndrome.