Today technology surrounds you more than ever. Technology is meant to improve your life, but things can become overwhelming at times. Computer vision syndrome, also called CVS is a common problem among those who spend a lot of time in front of a computer screen. There are some ways to deal with this issue, which also includes protecting your eyes with the right pair of eyeglasses.
How Can CVS Harm You?
CVS can cause serious eye irritation. Some of the main symptoms of it include eyestrain, blurry vision, headaches, dry eyes, pain in the neck and/or shoulder. But in most cases these symptoms vanish if you take a break. However, exposing your eyes to it for long can develop issues. CVS is a problem that affects not only computer users but also those who use smartphones and tablets for long durations.
Protecting your Eyes from CVS
There are effective ways to protect your eyes from CVS.
Reduce the Glare
Wear a pair of glasses with polarized lenses that help protect your eyes from the glare. Even if you use a bright screen, the lenses will protect and soothe your eyes. You can also add a glare-reduction filter to the screen.
Take Breaks Every 20 Minutes
You don’t have to sit for hours in front of the screen. It can cause much more damage than showing symptoms of computer vision syndrome. If you spend more than an hour in front of the screen, make sure you take a break every 20 minutes. During the break, look at objects at distance. This can help in working your eye muscles and eliminate the strain.
See Your Doctor Once in a While
Your eyes are too important and you shouldn’t take them lightly. Make sure to get regular checkups once every 6 months or 12 months. Your ophthalmologist can keep you updated as to your eyes’ condition and whether you have CVS or anything more serious.
Adjust the View Angle
The angle at you gaze is important in computer vision syndrome. Follow these tips to adjust your view angle:
- Make sure that the screen’s center is 20-28 inches from the eyes
- The screen’s center must be 4-5 inches below your eye’s level
- Keep other reference materials in a way that you don’t have to move your head much
Do you know that those who use computer don’t blink as often as non-users? The usual blink rate is 18 times per minute. But computer user may not blink more than a fourth of that.
This adds to computer vision syndrome and can leave your eyes dry. So make sure to blink more often. You can also use some doctor-suggested eye drops to lubricate your eyes.
So follow these tips if you want to prevent CVS. Kanda Optical offers complete range of eyeglasses and sunglasses with anti-glare benefits. Choose the right pair that suits your style and needs.