computer vision syndrome


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computer vision syndrome

A variety of problems related to prolonged viewing of a computer or mobile screen. Short term effects include dry eyes, blurred vision, mild headaches and eye fatigue. Long term effects include migraines and visual epilepsy. Some solutions are to keep reflections and glare to a minimum and to provide a non-fluorescent, uniform light source. Special lamps are available that maintain the proper light around the monitor and generate light at much higher frequencies than regular light bulbs.

The 20-20-20 Rule
A worthwhile rule of thumb is 20-20-20: look into the distance at least 20 feet for 20 seconds after every 20 minutes of computer, tablet or smartphone use. See medical conditions.
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A review of the literature (2005-2014) was conducted using CINAHL and PubMed databases with the search terms computer vision syndrome, asthenopia, accommodation and convergence, visual ergonomics, and tablet and e-reader technology.
The Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) remains an under-estimated and poorly understood issue at the workplace.
Computer user: demographic and computer related factors that predispose user to get computer vision syndrome.
Computer Vision Syndrome is any number of eye- or vision-related problems that can occur from computer use.
Computer vision syndrome can cause a range of symptoms including dry, irritated or fatigued eyes; blurred vision; and loss of focus.
Health problems caused by inappropriate or inadequate use of computers or by using it at no time are mentioned under two headings: psychological problems (fear of technology, computer anxiety, dependence on the internet and so on) and physical problems (repetitive strain injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, computer vision syndrome, electronic waves, sleep disorders and so on).
There's even a clinical name for it: Computer Vision Syndrome or CVS.
Overlooking the mouse as a cause of discomfort may be why the video doesn't mention neck and shoulder pain in the opening list of problems related to computer use (carpal tunnel syndrome, computer vision syndrome, and lower back pain).
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Eyeglasses: Some people need glasses to assist mid-range vision required for working at a computer and to help relieve symptoms of computer vision syndrome (CVS) such as eye fatigue or soreness, headaches, blurry vision, neck and shoulder pain.
with lubricating eye drops formulated to treat the effects of computer vision syndrome, and Advanced Medical Optics Inc.
CVS or Computer Vision Syndrome affects 50% to 90% of computer users who experience decreased blinking and dry and red eyes.

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