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Are You at Risk for Computer Vision Syndrome?

POSTED ON November 14, 2013

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Could computer screens be affecting your eyes? According to the American Optometric Association, 70 percent of people who work on computers suffer from Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS). This rapidly developing condition is a group of problems associated with an abundance of screen time. Symptoms such as eye strain, dry eyes, or headaches can occur after spending hours staring at a computer, phone or television screen. Luckily, there are a few tricks you can do at the office to avoid irritated eyes. Try taking a break in ...

Could computer screens be affecting your eyes? According to the American Optometric Association, 70 percent of people who work on computers suffer from Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS). This rapidly developing condition is a group of problems associated with an abundance of screen time.

Symptoms such as eye strain, dry eyes, or headaches can occur after spending hours staring at a computer, phone or television screen. Luckily, there are a few tricks you can do at the office to avoid irritated eyes.

Try taking a break in 20 minute intervals. Taking a few minutes to stare at something further away and blinking a couple extra times can alleviate scratchy, dry eyes. Not working?  Try eye drops or adjusting the lighting in your office to better meet your needs.

If you still experience blurry vision and irritated eyes, visit the nearest Dr. Tavel location to you. You may be experiencing symptoms of dry eye, which calls for medical attention. With 19 convenient locations in Indiana, we are always ready to take care of your eyes.

 

 

 

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