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Are Your Suffering From Computer Vision Syndrome?

Jaclyn Hughes

If you’re like millions of working adults in some form of business, you probably spend the vast majority of your day looking at a computer screen. This may not appear to be a huge issue, but if you start to notice changes in your vision, or develop headaches frequently, it could very well be as a result of that computer screen time.

There’s a condition that is sweeping the healthcare community by storm appropriately called “Computer Vision Syndrome”. If you are in front of your screen for a minimum of three hours per day, you too could have the ailment. Some 70 million working people are now at risk for this vision issue, which could become an epidemic rather quickly.

Some fields of employment that may be at higher risk are:

Accounting or Finance
Arts- Graphic Designers, Interior Decorators
Administrative Office Jobs of All Kinds

Most or all of which of the aforementioned roles cannot functions without having a computer at their disposal night day. To think about the insanely high amount of children that spend half their day attached to an iPod, iPad, smartphone, or computer, one can picture the number of kids and teens that could be impacted by this illness could be astronomical.

It’s been reported by The New York Times that between 70-90% of those who utilize a computer for a few hours per day or longer, already have at least one symptoms of the growing computer vision syndrome. Some symptoms of the ailment are vision changes, headaches, neck or back pain, or psychosocial stress.

There are a few things to consider when thinking perhaps you or someone you care about has the computer syndrome, such as how do you position yourself when at the computer? Are you slouched over with poor posture, or do you find yourself stretching your neck forward to see the screen properly? If so, then changing up your position may start to help relieve any of your possible CVS symptoms.

Doctors advise that if you begin noticing double vision or blurry vision issues, to contact your medical team, or make an appointment with your optometrist to get these problems resolved quickly.

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