Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Tips for Computer Vision Syndrom Relief from NIH
Computer vision syndrome (CVS) is a real problem for people who work in front of a computer screen all day long. This often lead to chronic dry eye syndrome. The symptoms of this dry eye condition includes headaches, blurred vision, neck pain, fatigue, eye strain, dry, irritated eyes, and difficulty refocusing the eyes. These symptoms can be made worse by improper lighting ie. bright fluorescent overhead lighting or glare, or air moving past the eyes and face e.g. overhead vents, direct air from a fan.
The normal blink rate in human eyes is 16–20 per minute. Studies have shown for those working on computers, the blink rate decreases to 6–8 blinks/minute. This leads to chronic dry eyes. The long hours required for focusing the eyes puts strain on the ciliary muscles of the eye.
Tips on how you can help
Sometimes, rearranging your work place environment to create better ergonomics can help to reduce eye strain related to CVS. A good pair of computer eyeglasses can help you see better at just the right distance range needed for viewing a computer screen.
Eye drops don't always help!
Most patients, however, reach for over the counter artificial tears, which washes away the thickening agents in the tear and make the tear easier to evaporate. The eyes feel even drier.
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Information gathered from www.nei.nih.gov/health/dryeye/dryeye