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Computer Vision Syndrome

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Computer vision syndrome (CVS) affects three out of four computer users. It is a series of symptoms related to extended periods of computer usage. Though it is no cause for panic, measures can be taken to relieve symptoms of CVS.

Symptoms

CVS can appear as a variety of symptoms. Headaches, eye strain, neck and back aches, sensitivity to light, blurred vision, double vision, and dry or irritated eyes are all possible problems related to CVS.

Risk Factors

Any computer user can develop CVS. Your vision, your computer, and the environment where you use your computer are all factors which can lead to CVS.

Treatment

Remembering to take frequent eye breaks and following the 20/20/20 rule will help alleviate symptoms for CVS. For every 20 minutes of nearpoint work, you should take a 20 second break and focus on an object at least 20 feet away.

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