Work on computer for long hours? You may have CVS

Work on computer for long hours? You may have CVS

Computer professionals often face a number of eyesight issues due to excessive usage of the computer, tablet and mobile phones. The prolonged usage of the display can lead to blurry vision. This condition is known as Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS).

A recent study by Bank of American shows that a number of computer professionals around the world suffer from CSV. The survey result suggests that most computer professionals turn on their cell phone right from the moment they wake up. The use of computer, tablet or smartphone goes on until the time they are off to the bed.

The increased interaction with the digital screen leads to CVS. The condition directly impacts the eyesight and often lead to a number of vision-related problems. The prolonged use of a computer, tablet, mobile phone and even e-reader causes these vision-related problems. Quite surprisingly, most professionals are not even aware of the fact that they are suffering from CVS.

Victims of this ailment complain of blurred vision, headache, tech pain and dry eyes. Ophthalmic surgeons come across a number of cases suffering from CVS. While it is not entirely possible to boycott the use of gadgets, taking breaks at equal intervals can help in maintaining healthy eyesight. Dr. Gowri Kulkarni, the head of operations at DocsApp suggests following tips to avoid CVS.

20-20-20 rule

The rule is basically taking a 20-seconds break in every 20-minutes. You need to focus your eyes on an object at least 20 feet away during this 20-seconds breaks. The 20-20-20 rule is most effective in reducing eye strain and even keeping you active throughout the day.

Exercise your eyes

Increased exposure to the computer screen and mobile phone leads to irritation and blurry vision. A lot of people experience irritation or blurred vision. You can practice a few simple exercises like eye rolling, repeated blinking and focusing on a distant object to help the strained eyes.

Adjust screen settings

If your laptop and desktop display is causing eye strain, you can adjust the screen brightness, contrast, and font size. You can calibrate the settings to find what suits you the best.

Good lighting

It is essential to abbe good lighting at your workplace to avoid visual strain. It is important to prevent glare, shadow, and reflection caused by external sources of light. Make sure that your workplace has adequate light but at the same time, it’s not too bright. Use blinds to prevent glare or get a glare screen.