Tired at work? You might have Computer Vision Syndrome

Do Your Eyes Feel Tired or Strained at the Computer?... You May Have Computer Vision Syndrome. 

Many people these days spend all day working on a computer or staring at their cell phones. This can cause some very uncomfortable side effects such as redness, fatigue, dryness, headaches, blurred vision, and pain of the eyes. These symptoms are all part of a condition known as computer vision syndrome.

There are certain techniques we can do to prevent these uncomfortable effects from occurring.

  • Blink frequently when staring at the computer to help prevent dryness.
  • Use artificial tear lubricant drops to moisturize the eyes and relieve dry eyes.
  • Take frequent breaks while at the computer and rest the eyes to reduce eye fatigue. A good rule to follow is the 20­-20-­20 rule. Every 20 minutes, take a 20 second break, and look at something 20 feet away.
  • Position the monitor 4­5 inches below eye level and 20 ­28 inches from the eyes to help prevent strain on the neck.
  • Finally, get a comprehensive eye exam. This can help determine if you need a need a prescription for computer glasses. It is recommended that an eye exam be performed yearly.
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