Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Computers causing dry eyes- treatment tips from National Institutes of Health

Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS)- dry eyes caused by using computers is a major problem in people across all ages and economic levels.  We now even have wearable devices that are smaller than ever.

Infrequent blinking, eye strains, and eyes inability to focus on TV and computer screens because they are not flat like paper, are to blame.

Common symptoms of CVS include blurred vision, headaches, neck and shoulder pain, tired eyes, dry, irritated eyes, difficulty refocusing the eyes. Work environments such as fluorescent lights, air movments from heating and air conditioners make the dry eye symptoms worse.

People who use computers or watch a lot of TV blink less. Reduced blinking rates lead to dry eyes because eyes are not getting the re-wetting that it needs to stay moist. 

Tips for relief from NIH

Make sure your work environment is ergonomically sound in order to reduce eye strain and other vision problems related to CVS.  A good pair of computer eyeglasses can help you see better at the right distance range for viewing a computer screen.  There are also shields to reduce glare from the computer screen.

Eye drops don't always help!

Most people, however, reach for over the counter eye drops. Frequent use of eye drops make your eyes drier.  Your eyes produce natural lubricants to thicken your tears.  This is being washed away by eye drops.  Never wash your eye balls under water.  Your eyes need to produce balanced tears on its own. 

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Information gathered from www.nei.nih.gov/health/dryeye/dryeye

1 comment:

  1. Tips for computer vision syndrome relief from NIH - get a pair of computer glasses, adjust your work environment and use a screen to reduce glare. Use TheraLife Eye to restore your tear functions naturally.