Computer Vision Information
Most of the time Computer Vision
happens to people who use computers for extended periods of time, as long as three hours without breaks, although some individuals are more sensitive the the glare given off by computer monitors and start to experience Dry Eyes
and eyestrain in as short a period as an hour.
One thing is certain though: the longer you stare at a computer screen, the worse the symptoms get.
When you work all day in front of a computer, do you ever notice your eyes being really tired?
Do you go home with headaches and neck and shoulder pain after slaving away in front of a monitor for eight or more hours?
These are symptoms that affect more than 90 percent of people who work with computers, and the condition is officially called Computer Vision Syndrome.
When it comes to wanting to Protect Your Eyesight, there is nothing that's worse for your eyes than staring blankly into a computer monitor all day long.
The five most prevalent symptoms you will notice if you have computer vision are:
Less frequently you may experience Double Vision, but usually only if you have extra long exposure to a computer screen.
The screen itself isn't the only factor that causes eyestrain and other Computer Vision Syndrome symptoms; bad posture plays a very important role, as do the lighting conditions around your workspace.
If you are sitting too close to the computer or too far away you can also aggravate your symptoms. Preexisting Vision Problems will also become much more prominent after extended lengths of time staring at a computer. Basically, it's just not good for you.
Unfortunately, if your job calls for you to use a computer, there's not much you can do to get away from it. There are however some simple Eye Tricks that you can use to protect your vision and break up those hours so that you don't become a victim of computer syndrome.
The first thing you can do is pay attention to the types of websites that you're reading. Words on a computer screen aren't the same as words that are printed on a sheet of paper. They may not be as clear, causing your eyes to try to adjust to make up for the difference, and sometimes they appear on backgrounds with little contrast.
Black letters on a white background are best for you, and any page that has light letters, such as white, printed on a dark background, like black, will make your condition worse. It may look cool at first, but you'll get Eye Stress much faster if you read those pages for a long time.
At the very least you can take frequent eye breaks from looking at the screen. You can do a Vision Exercise such as turn your eyes to look at something in the room or out the window a few times every hour to reset your eyes.
Computer vision is never pleasant, but following those simple tips can do a lot to help you out.
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