This is a condition in which too much of exposure to computer screens causes symptoms like dry, itchy or sore eyes,
headaches, near blurred vision, contact lens discomfort, neck, shoulder and back pain etc. Why does this happen? These result
because of various factors: poor workplace conditions, eye problems and improper work habits. So if you can fix these, you could
protect yourself from CVS.
One of the most common symptoms is dry eyes. When we are working at the computer -
the rate of blinking goes down by 70%. This is because the need to focus on the flickering monitor is more. Blinking keeps our eyes
moist and when its rate goes down, our eyes turn dry.
If you`re encountering glare at your work-place you might
be working at some odd angle to bypass it. Working like this, for long hours cause neck, shoulder and back aches.
You should contact an optometrist for a full eye exam. You could also take a CVS test online to see if you do have
the symptoms. Check out doctorergo.com.
This is a 8-step test that checks your workplace, lighting and glare, eye problems, etc. Remember to be honest with the
Solutions for CVS
This is a system developed by the optometrists at Eye2Eye and is targeted at combating
CVS. This contains.
Vision Break Reminder - A Windows-based programme that reminds you to take a break from looking at
Colour Optimiser Different people like different colours - this programme helps you choose the colour that
suits your eyes.
It also has a screen cleaning solution, a manual with tips on fighting CVS and an exercise kit.