Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) is a series of eye and vision-related issues triggered by extensive computer use. Our bodies have not evolved at the same speed as technology. As a result, many frequent computer users experience physical side effects. CVS encompasses a range of problems which manifest from lengthy computer use. According to the American Optometric Association, the most common symptoms of CVS include:
The American Optometric Association states that the following factors may contribute to CVS symptoms:
If you suffer from CVS symptoms, it is best to see a physician for a comprehensive eye exam and treatment. In the interim, there are simple measures you can take to help minimize the symptoms of CVS:
The United States Department of Labor website, http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/computerworkstation/, provides helpful guidelines to properly set up an ergonomically correct computer workstation. It’s always best to consult with a medical professional if you have questions or concerns.
American Optometric Association, www.aoa.org “Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS)”
United States Department of Labor, http://www.osha.govThe information provided is for general interest only and should not be misconstrued as a diagnosis, prognosis or treatment recommendation. This information does not in any way constitute the practice of medicine, or any other health care profession. Readers are directed to consult their health care provider regarding their specific health situation. Marque Medical is not liable for any action taken by a reader based upon this information.