Computer Vision

What is Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS)?


It is a group of disorders which occurs when we are working with computers for a long time without taking adequate breaks. It includes not only vision related issues but also the ergonomics.


What causes CVS?

During these times, your inner eye muscles tighten up, causing your eyes to get irritated, dry up and feel uncomfortable. In addition, lack of sleep, fatigue, poor lighting and an incorrect posture (such as slouching on your chair), can aggravate eyestrain


Symptoms of CVS?

- Eyestrain

- Tired eyes

- Irritated or dry eyes or Burning eyes

- Mild headache

- Double vision

- Blurred vision

- Difficult to focus at distance after a prolonged session of reading or looking at your computer screen.

- Neck pain, Shoulder pain and Back pain


How to get relieved from Computer Vision Syndrome?

Simple modifications in working environment and mode of work can help you to get great relief from symptoms of CVS.

1. Keep a minimum distance of 25 inches from the screen.

2. Tilt the monitor below your eye level (i.e. centre of the monitor should be below your eye level)

3. Set the lighting and brightness of your monitor to a lower glare, as per your comfort level.

4. Fix an antiglare screen on your monitor.

5. Take regular visual breaks lasting few minutes, at intervals of 20 minutes -- such as looking away from the screen for about a minute and then getting back to work.

6. If you are in your 40s or older, it's likely you have some degree of presbyopia. If so, multifocal lenses (Progressive Lenses) will usually be your best choice because they provide better depth of focus than single vision lenses.

Your eye doctor will help you decide whether multifocal or single vision lenses are the best solution for your work environment and your visual needs.