Computer vision syndrome (CVS) is strain on the eyes that happens when you use a computer or digital device for prolonged periods of time. Anyone who has spent a few hours on the computer has probably felt some of the effects of prolonged use of the computer or other digital technology. The discomfort it causes can be minimised by following a few simple practices.
Complex eye and vision problems related to near work which are experienced during or related to computer work.
Burning/ tired ryes
Double/ Blurred eyes
Loss of focus
Neck and Shoulder pain
1. Screen Reflections
Remove offending source of light
20-26 inches from eyes
Centre of monitor 4-9 inches below eye level
Contrast that you are comfortable with.
3 . Keyboard and Mouse
Located below elbow level.
Use keyboard extension board
Wrist should not bend while typing-wrist pad
Chair feet firmly at ground
Angle at knee is 90 degree or more
Back straight and shoulder back
Arms parallel to floor while typing
5 . Computer Glasses
Occupational Progressive glasses- large intermediate zone.
Lined Trifocal, Bifocal, Single Vision Lens
Anti Reflective Coating on screen or glasses.
Monitor – 20-26 inches from eye, No reflections, Dust Free
Ample usage of lubricating eye drops.
Dr. Sanjiv GuptaSr. Eye Surgeon & Director
iCare Centre, The Eye and Medicine Clinic
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