Computer Vision Syndrome
Millions worldwide suffer from computer vision syndrome without knowing why they have constant eye strain, headaches, and irritability. It’s no surprise so many suffer from CVS, when the average person spends 4-6 hours a day on a computer.
The most common symptoms associated with Computer Vision Syndrome are headaches, red-eye, neck pain, eye fatigue, blurred vision, and dry eyes. Since most people are not aware what computer vision syndrome is, they don’t how to prevent the irritation they experience on a daily basis.
What Causes Computer Eye Strain?
There are a lot of factors that can be attributed to computer eye strain. One of the leading causes of computer eye strain is that your eyes have trouble focusing on the pixels in digital displays for various reasons. While the science behind it is complex, your eyes constantly have to readjust themselves to maintain proper focus on digital images, resulting in fatigue, stress, and strained eyes.
In addition to problems caused by focusing on displays, additional eye strain can be caused by focusing on one object for an extended period of time, glare, low contrast, poor posture, and reduced blinking rate, all of which are associated with standard office and computer work. Some attribute bright blue light sources to eye strain and damage as well, although this hasn’t been studied as widely as other factors.
How to treat Computer Vision Syndrome
Computer Eyeglasses are the most comprehensive solution to preventing eye strain. Most computer glasses contain anti-glare coating, a light tint, and a built-in correction to the focusing problems people experience when looking at pixels on a computer monitor. Computer glasses not only are helpful for preventing eye strain, but can also be a stylish accessory for daily wear.
Additional preventative measure include remembering to blink frequently, taking frequent breaks from the computer (10-15 minutes), and occasionally looking away from digital displays to focus on items in the distance.
For temporary relief from symptoms many choose to use Computer Eye Drops as a way to alleviate eye irritation caused by focusing on a monitor for an extended period of time.
How Do Computer Glasses Work?
Computer glasses fix the focus distance for your eyes on a monitor by optimizing the vision for 20-26 inches away from your eyes. Since this distance sits between “short” sight and “distance” viewing, most eyeglasses and contacts do not accomodate for this viewing length by nature. Computer glasses can fix this problem by adjusting the focal point to the “right” distance, resulting in a decreased amount of eye strain.
The tint added to computer glasses prevents glare, but also prevents irritating blue light coming from both monitors as well as fluorescent lights that is often associated with computer vision syndrome.