Computer vision syndrome comes from the longer use of any digital devices, such as computers, tablets, e-readers and cell phones. It happens because your eyes have to work harder when you look at a screen, which is so very different than looking at a printed page such as a newspaper. It won't cause permanent eye damage, but your eyes will feel damaged—dry and tired.
What are the symptoms?
Neck and shoulder pain
What can you do to avoid CVS (rather than cutting your screen time)?
1.Give rest to your eyes- Give rest to your eyes if you're using the computer for a longer period. We should give break at least 15 minutes to our eyes after every two hours.
2. 20-20-20 rule- After every 20 minutes, look something, 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds.
3. Blink your eyes- Our eyes usually blink 15 times in a minute, but when we stare at a screen, our eyes blink much less.Continuously staring at a computer can result in dry eyes, which can be harmful and irritating. To keep your eye moist, blink frequently. It's also advisable to keep some lubricating eye drops.
4. Sit properly- Sit about 25 inches from the screen (about one arm’s length) rather than sitting comfortably.
5. Adjust the brightness- Keep your screen brightness less than surrounding light. To reduce eyestrain, try adjusting the lighting in your room and at the same time, increasing the contrast on your screen.
Take frequent breaks and apply warm, moist compress to your eyes when they feel irritated.
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