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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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Impact of computer technology on health: Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS).
(i) Computer vision syndrome (CVS): having the symptoms of computer vision syndrome either intermittently or continuously for at least one week during the last twelve months was defined as computer vision syndrome.
The New York Times, May 30, 2016, "Computer Vision Syndrome Affects Millions," by Jane E.
Computer vision syndrome is a group of eye and vision problems caused by prolonged computer use (AO A, 2014).
However, the major contributor to computer vision syndrome symptoms by far appears to be dry eye.
* Computer vision syndrome symptoms: http:// www.aoa.org/x5375.xml
A study of computer related upper limb discomfort and computer vision syndrome. J Hum Ergol (Tokyo).
Blehm, C., Vishnu, S., Khattah, A., Mitra, S., and Yee, R.W., 2005, 'Computer vision syndrome: a review', Survey of Ophthalmology, 50(3), 253-262.
The computer vision syndrome (CVS) is diagnosed as a temporary condition resulting from focusing the eyes on a computer display for protracted uninterrupted periods of time.
A: Computer vision syndrome, or CVS, is the label for the dry, burning eyes and blurred vision often associated with staring at the computer.
Whether it's a desktop PC, laptop, netbook, e-reader, tablet, portable media player, smartphone, or game console, staring at it too long can lead to "computer vision syndrome."
While carpal tunnel syndrome and computer vision syndrome resulting from excessive use of desktops is old news, there are many new problems that are cropping up.

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