Tips to reduce Computer Vision Syndrome

Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) is a termed to describe the discomfort, strain and fatigue associated with prolonged use of a computer screen. Below are some tips to reduce Computer Vision Syndrome Symptoms.

Follow the 20-20-20 rule. Look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds every 20 minutes.

Keep blinking! Studies have shown that a person blinks half as much when using a computer. Blinking moistens eyes to prevent dryness and irritation
Correct position when facing a monitor. The optimal working distance (for your eyes) from your computer is just over an arm’s length away from the monitor.

Good lighting. Keep bright over head lights to a minimum and position the computer screen to reduce reflections or glares from overhead lights or windows.

Computer Glasses. Your eye doctor can prescribe you a pair of computer glasses that are tailored specifically for your workstation.

If you have any questions regarding Computer Vision Syndrome, please contact one of our 5 locations throughout Middle Tennessee. We have locations in Nashville, Lebanon, Hendersonville, Lafayette and Hartsville. Our experienced eye doctors can work with you to get you to see clearly and comfortably.