Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS)
Computer vision syndrome is a transient condition that is caused by long uninterrupted periods of focusing on a computer screen. The symptoms include blurred vision, headaches, fatigue, eye strain, neck pains, eye redness, dry eyes, double vision and trouble focusing the eyes.
The 20-20-20 rule:
Every 20 minutes focus on an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds. Your optometrist may recommend you follow this rule to reduce any symptoms associated with CVS. Other treatments include your optometrist prescribing you a small plus powered prescription to use with computer use, as well as the use of artificial tears to reduce dryness.
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