Computer Vision Syndrome
Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), also referred to as Digital Eye Strain, is defined as a “complex of eye and vision problems related to near work which are experienced during or related to computer use.”
CVS vary but may include the following:
- Eyestrain, which may be characterized as uncomfortable, painful, and irritable vision
- Headaches, which most often occur toward the front of the head and toward the middle or end of the day.
- Blurred and/or double vision
- Dry and irritated eyes
- Slow refocusing
- Neck and/or backache
- Light sensitivity, which is an adverse reaction to light most likely due to glare
Reduce the symptoms of CVS by taking mini-breaks where you look away from your terminal and/or stretch will help ease the stress on your eyes and your body. Positioning the screen at a comfortable angle and distance, artificial tears and Anti-Glare spectacles.