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DR. RINKU DASMS (Ophthalmology)Consultant Ophthalmologist and Glaucoma SpecialistComputer Vision Syndrome, also known as Digital Eye Strain, is a group of eye and vision-related problems that result from prolonged computer, tablet, e-reader and cell phone use. Many individuals experience eye discomfort and vision problems when viewing digital screens for extended periods. The level of discomfort increases with the amount of digital screen use.

+ Common Symptoms

  • Eyestrain
  • Headaches
  • Blurred Vision
  • Dry Eyes
  • Neck And Shoulder Pain
  • Burning Sensation
  • Red Eyes
  • Tearing
  • Double Vision
  • Presbyopia
  • Myopia

+ Tips for Preventing Eye Strain

  • Adjust the computer screen tilt 10 to 20 degrees
  • Monitor should be positioned below eye level (about 4 or 5 inches)
  • Position of the computer screen should be at a viewing distance of 20 to 26 inches from the eyes.
  • The size of the text should be three times the size of the smallest text you read
  • Adjust the Brightness and Contrast of display to the same as the brightness as your surroundings

+ The 20-20-20 Rule

The 20-20-20 Rule is advocated to minimize eye strain when working on a computer for long durations of time.Give your eyes a screen break every20 Minutes, by looking at an object 20 Feet away for20 Seconds

  • Set a timer to remind you to look away every 20 minutes at an object that is about 20 feet away for a full 20 seconds.
  • Use Eye hydrating Drops available over the counter at any local pharmacy if your eyes start to feel dry.
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