In the Digital Era, computers and cellphones have become an essential part of life, from sending emails to watching videos, our eyes are continuously exposed to screens all the time. As a result of this, our eye experiences discomfort and vision problems. Sometimes we also start to see blurry. These groups of symptoms are referred to as Computer Vision Syndrome or Digital Eye Strain. The level of discomfort caused depends upon the time of exposure to the screen.
The most common symptoms associated with CVS are as follows:-
So what causes it?
Viewing text on print is different than on screens. The contrast of the background on the text is reduced comparatively, hence making it look blurred.
Concentrating continuously on the screen without blinking causes the eye to become itchy and red. Also the air conditioning can cause the air inside the room to dry up quickly and accelerate tear evaporation. Even people who wear Glasses and lenses may find it not suitable to view screen from particular distances, some people tilt their heads because there glasses are not designed for the screens.
How to Avoid CVS?
Having a normally lit room is always better; to avoid glares and reflections on the screen it is better to put your screen away from the window. For a better view, use dark weight fonts on a light background.
Always place your monitor level below the eyes. Always take rest in between using the computer for 30-40 minutes. Intentionally increase the blinking of eyes for eyes to be properly moisturized.