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Computer Vision Syndrome

Looking at digital screens for long periods can lead to a range of eye and vision problems. And with more people looking at digital screens for longer, cases of Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) are also increasing.

It is thought between 50% and 80% of people in developed nations suffer from the condition on a daily basis. Common symptoms of CVS include:

  • Eyestrain

  • Eye fatigue

  • Loss of focus

  • Blurred or double vision

  • Head, neck and shoulder pain

  • Dry eye

CVS Risk Factors

  • Prolonged screen use: Your eyes have to work harder when staring at a screen, adjusting in different directions and changing focus. Our blink rate can almost half and will often squint, causing dry eye.

  • Computer games: Gaming is linked to eyestrain, as the eye is forced to jump frequently between different points of focus.

  • Environment: Poor lighting, screen glare and bad seating posture.