If you are an adult, who spends around two or more hours a day in front of a screen of some sort, then you must be aware of the fact, that your eyes may be at risk for Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), which is also known to as Digital Eye Strain.
Technology has simplified numerous aspects of our lives but, at the same time, it has raised several health issues too. One such digital age born health issue is CVS. Computer Vision Syndrome is a temporary eye-related problem, that can be easily corrected by performing proper care of your eyes. But if appropriate measures are not taken, then it might become a potential cause of severe vision disorders or long-term vision problems.
Symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS):
- Dry Eyes
- Eye Strain
- Problem in Focusing
- Red & Irritated Eyes
- Neck & Shoulder Pain
- Blurry Vision
In our technology-based society, there are high possibilities of you extensively using technological gadgets such as computers and mobiles. There are high probabilities of us spending nearly half of the day gazing at a screen, whether at home or during the commute. So, what should you do to reduce the eye pain caused by such harmful activities! Here’s how you can take care of your eyes,
If Using Excessive Computers
While operating a PC, make sure the monitor is aligned perpendicular to your line of vision, this would help in avoiding any kind of strain in your eye or neck.
- You can also increase the fonts of your screen display so that you can reduce the eyestrain and stress by effortlessly reading the small prints.
- Many a time, people face a difficulty of blurriness caused due to bad resolutions of monitors. You can upgrade to a 20 inch or above sized monitor to avoid the blurry text on the screen. It can help your eyes feel comfortable while browsing the screen, without stressing the eyeballs.
- Usage of special computer viewing glasses with anti-reflective coating on its lenses can also be put-on to reduce the glare from light sources and screens.
- Follow the 20/20/20 method to relax your eyes every hour by viewing an object 10 feet away from you for 20 seconds every 20 minutes. It would further assist in refocusing and resting of your eye muscles.
If Using Excessive Mobiles
If you are viewing mobile devices for a significant time and you feel that your eyes are getting dry, close them and open after five seconds, this would re-wet and lubricate them.
- Adjust the brightness of your mobile devices to a soothing level. You can also consider changing the background color of your screen to a soothing cool color rather than choosing any bright shade.
- Make sure you hold your mobile devices at an appropriate distance from your eyes and also a natural angle to avoid bending of the neck at any weird angle.
- Avoid watching or reading anything on a back-lit screen device in the dark, as it can cause a lot of eye strain and direct stress on eyes.
- At last, you can also reduce the amount of eye tension caused through mobile devices by limiting the time you use them. Try and control the usage of mobile devices in your everyday life.