Canadian Study: Large Increase In Cases of Computer Eye Strain Reported

Optometrists are seeing more patients with CVS syndrome than they were five years ago, and 40 per cent of baby boomers aged 45 to 54 associate their eye and vision problems with prolonged screen time, higher than any other age group, according to a survey conducted by Leger Marketing for the Canadian Association of Optometrists.

According to a study released Thursday by the Canadian Association of Optometrists, baby boomers are spending on average of 7.5 hours a day peering at computers, televisions, cellphones and smartphones.

While both men and women are suffering eye strain with long hours at the computer, women are reporting more eye and vision ailments associated with their screen time than men.

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Editor’s Note: Our visual system was designed for hunting and gathering, and not for extensive near work as demanded by today’s work and educational needs. Taking regular breaks from the computer to relax the eyes and do eye exercises can go a long way in preventing and/or managing CVS. Research shows that supplementing with nutrients such as Astaxanthin, Lutein and Black Currant Seed Oil can also help relieve eyestrain.

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