Any combination of the following factors can lead to CVS: uncorrected refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism), poor lighting, screen glare, and poor workstation setup for posture and viewing.
Many experts believe that daily computer use may be a contributing factor to the rise in nearsightedness and dry eye disease.
How you can help protect yourself from CVS:
• Make sure your prescriptions are correct.
• Make sure you blink regularly to rehydrate your eyes.
• Use Dr. Rhee’s 20-20-20 rule. Look up from your screen every 20 minutes at something at least 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds.
• Make sure the the center of your screen is just below eye level and around 20 to 28 inches away from your eyes. Make screen brightness similar to your surroundings.
• Visit an eyecare professional to find out if you need special computer glasses or treatment for dry eyes.
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