Computer Vision Syndrome Information
Computer Vision Syndrome
is rapidly becoming one of the most common causes of Eyestrain Caused by Computers
in the world.
As technology gets better and better, more jobs are gravitating towards the use of those technologies, and 99% of the time that means sitting in front of a computer. It's temporary, but can cause a lot of discomfort when it hits.
Focusing your eyes onto a brightly lit computer monitor for long periods of time brings about computer vision syndrome, and if you happen to work with computers for a living, there's really no way to prevent it from happening completely. There are, however, ways that you can make it happen less often.
Before getting into the techniques for stopping computer vision, let's look at some of the symptoms associated with it. These can be as varied as Blurry Vision, neck pain, Dry Eyes , irritated eyes, fatigue, headaches, Double Vision eye strain, and redness of the eyes. Pretty much everything you may normally feel after coming home from a long day at work. There are other factors that can aggravate these symptoms as well.
Offices with bright fluorescent lights overhead can easily double or triple the amount of discomfort you feel after working for awhile, and direct air blowing onto your eyes can dry them out much more quickly, adding the itchiness and redness you already feel.
Since computer vision syndrome affects at least 90% of people that spend more than three hours per day in front of a computer screen, if you want to Protect Your Eyesight you can follow a few of these tips.
First of all, if you consistently get dry eyes at your job, you might want to use some over the counter saline eye drops to counteract the dryness. Alternatively, you could make a conscious effort to blink more often. People who are watching a computer monitor only blink about a third as much as they would if they were doing something else.
Try to blink at least 15 times per minute, and if you catch yourself staring, take a minute and blink once every 2 or 3 seconds to replenish the layer of moisture on the outsides of your eyeballs.
If you notice your eyes getting strained from sitting in front of a computer monitor, take a quick break every 20 minutes and look at something farther away. Doing so gives your ciliary muscles a break and allows your eyes to function normally for longer periods of time.
Most of the time people have their monitors too bright as well. Dimming your monitor down so that it is about the same luminescence as the surrounding light can do a lot to reduce tension headaches and eyestrain. On the other side of the spectrum, never work on a computer in a dark room.
Always have a light on so that the computer monitor isn't the only light in the room. Doing that messes with your rod and cone production, the cells responsible for helping you see at night.
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