computer vision syndrome (CVS) is a group of eye and vision-related problems that result from prolonged computer use. Many people experience eye discomfort and vision problems when viewing a computer screen for a longer period, with the level of discomfort with the increasing amount of computer use
The most common symptoms associated with computer vision syndrome include :.
- dry eye
- neck and shoulder pain
These symptoms may be caused by:
- poor lighting
- flash on a computer screen
- improper viewing distances
- poor seating posture
- uncorrected vision problems
View computer screen often makes eyes work harder. As such, the unique characteristics and high visual demands of computer see many individuals susceptible to the development of vision symptoms. The extent to which people experience visual symptoms often at the level of visual ability and time spent looking at a computer screen. Many of the visual symptoms experienced by computer users are temporary and will decrease after stopping the computer work. Some people hardly continue my visual skills such as blurred distance vision, even after cessation of work on the computer. If nothing is done to address the cause of the problem, the symptoms will continue to recur and may become worse with the future of computing.
uncorrected vision problems, such as farsightedness and astigmatism, inadequate eye focusing or eye coordination abilities, and aging changes in the eyes, such as presbyopia, can increase the severity of the symptoms of CVS. Uncorrected vision problems can contribute to the development of visual symptoms when using a computer.
prevent or reduce vision problems associated with CVS involves taking steps to control lighting and flash on a computer screen, bring good distance and posture for computer viewing, and ensure that even minor vision problems are properly adjusted.