We live in an era DigitalIn which we spend most of our time connected, whether for work, study or entertainment.
However, this habit can bring with it some problems, one of the most common of which is Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS).
CVS is a group of symptoms related to the time we spend looking at computer screens, tablets, or smartphones.
Symptoms vary from person to person, but generally include a sensation of dry eyes, recurring headaches, blurred vision, burning, eye redness, itching, photophobia, and eye fatigue.
Eye Care: Computer Vision Syndrome
The dangers of overexposure to screens – Image: Canva Pro/Reproduction
It is essential to realize that CVS is not an uncommon condition and can affect any of us, especially those who spend long hours in front of screens.
Prolonged exposure to electronic devices can fatigue eye muscles and worsen pre-existing problems, such as difficulty seeing up close or astigmatism.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned, it is important to schedule an appointment with a ophthalmologist as soon as possible.
In addition, some simple measures can help prevent or reduce the impact of CVS on your daily life. Check out what they are!
Application of ergonomics in the workplace
Position the screen so that your eyes don't have to make uncomfortable up or down movements. A monitor or laptop stand can be a useful solution.
Screen brightness control
Adjust your computer's brightness to a comfortable level and consider using anti-glare screens to protect your eyes.
Stop and blink
Take regular breaks while using your computer to rest your body eyes. Blinking several times and looking in different directions can help relieve eye strain. If necessary, use lubricating eye drops to keep your eyes moist.
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