Bondi behavioral optometrist urges everyone to manage computer vision syndrome

Computer Vision Syndrome – Tips to Reduce Digital Eye Strain

Computer Vision Syndrome or CVS is a name given to eye problems caused by prolonged computer use. When people use computers, tablets, or cell phones, their eyes need to converge closely and stay focused for long periods of time. Eye problems are becoming more and more common due to the increase in digital usage in our world.

Jacquie Gattegno, Smart Vision Optometrist at Eyes InDesign Bondi, discusses the symptoms of CVS and how to manage issues related to digital eye strain as well as how to reduce its effects.

There are signs and symptoms to look out for to know if it is CVS or not. Symptoms of CVS or Digital Eye Strain include; tired eyes, dry eyes, headache, sensitivity to glare, blurred vision, double vision, eye twitching, or excessive tiredness towards the end of the day. If a person is suffering from any of these symptoms, they may potentially have computer vision syndrome.

“CVS or Computer Vision Syndrome has become one of the most common complaints in the workplace, but it’s not exclusive to adults,” says Jacquie. There are millions of children and teenagers who spend hours in front of a computer every day. This puts pressure on their eyes and can affect the normal development of vision. If these problems are not corrected in younger people, they have been shown to cause nearsightedness or nearsightedness.

There are ways to treat or control computer vision syndrome. First, a comprehensive Smart Vision Optometry vision skills assessment should be completed so that a personal wellness treatment program can be designed for them. Depending on the results of their exam, their Smart Vision optometrist may prescribe specific computer glasses that are suited to where their visual system is and that will help their eyes focus more comfortably on the screen. “Studies have shown that having the right computer glasses increases productivity and accuracy,” says Jacquie. It is also recommended to have an anti-reflective coating on their computer glasses as this reduces glare on the front and back of their glasses which causes glare and can make it difficult for their eyes to focus. .

Besides wearing the right computer glasses, there are a few other recommendations they can adopt to reduce the effects of CVS. Follow the “20-20-20 rule” which states that every 20 minutes they must spend 20 seconds looking at something 20 feet (6 meters) away. It is also important to keep blinking because it helps to flush your eyes with tears naturally. The physical location of their computer as well as their own physical location is also important. The computer or laptop should be at least 40 to 50 centimeters from the eyes, that is, about an arm’s length away. The person should adjust their screen to look slightly downward. It is also important to set the brightness levels to a comfortable level. Lighting in the surroundings should be correct, direct lighting above should be kept to a minimum. Make sure the desk lamp shines on the desk and not on the screen. Try to keep the window light off to the side rather than in front or behind as this will help reduce reflective glare on the screen. It’s also important to make sure the posture is correct when sitting at your computer. It is said that for every two centimeters forward a person leans, there are 14 kilograms weighing on their neck!

Finally, and perhaps the most important step, the individual should book a session with a Smart Vision optometrist to have a comprehensive vision skills assessment, as this will allow a unique vision wellness treatment to be planned for them.

Smart Vision Optometry clinics are located in several suburbs of Sydney. Book a comprehensive Smart Vision Vision Skills Assessment or Advanced Eye Health Test for any child or adult by calling Mosman Clinic (02) 9969 1600 or Bondi Clinic (02) 9365 5047, book an appointment online.

Written and syndicated by YDMA News.

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