Most office works require working on a computer for more or less 7 hours a day. Most children and teenagers spend their time on their computers too due to online classes. Did you know that spending 2 or more continuous hours viewing a digital screen can lead to an increased risk potential of developing Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS)?
CVS, also known as Digital Eyestrain, is a vision discomfort experienced due to too much exposure to phone screens and computers. Common symptoms include headaches, double vision, blurry vision, eye irritation, and dry eyes.
Our eyes exert more effort on focusing and moving. The eyes react to the constant movement, shifting focus, and sending different images to the brain which requires our eye muscles to work harder which causes stress on our visual system.
To diagnose CVS, there is a need to conduct a comprehensive eye examination which focuses on the visual measurements in order to assess the extent of vision problems and the refraction to assess the proper lens power required to compensate refractive errors such as astigmatism, farsightedness and nearsightedness.
There is also an eye exam that runs tests to check the unity of how both eyes focus together to obtain a clear image. It also assesses the possible problems encountered which may cause the eyes to have troubles with focusing.
For individuals suffering with CVS, it is highly suggested that they use eyeglasses that is not for general use but specifically for computer use with lens material to enhance contrast and filter out glare.
There is also a therapy that focuses on visual training. Its goal is to train the eyes to improve their visual abilities such as movement, focusing and teaming. It gives focus on the connection of the eyes and the brain so they can both improve on working together more efficiently.