Computer Vision Syndrome: A Real Problem For 90% of Users

Computer vision syndromeComputer Vision Syndrome (CVS) is the hot topic today – at least it is at the US Government’s health news website www.healthfinder.gov.

Their article discusses whether or not computer eye strain is a serious condition.  At Natural Eye Care, we side with the American Optometric Association and believe that CVS is in fact a real problem for many people.

According to OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) computer vision syndrome shortened as CVS, is a variety of vision difficulties and eye problems that arise to due computer use, especially extended computer use, and especially with growing use of smartphones and mobile phones.  It is a type of repetitive strain disorder which growing rapidly worldwide.

Over a period of time, excessive computer use can have cumulative negative effects including the worsening of farsightedness, nearsightedness, astigmatism, eye-focusing disorders, and poor eye coordination. In addition, prolonged periods of sitting in the same position can cause neck and shoulder stiffness, as well as stress headaches, which can then cause jaw pain (referred to TMJ or temporomandibular joint).

Learn more about how to prevent computer eyestrain.

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