Different types of monitors cause eyesight

Seeing on the screen: a new problem for a new age

Technological advances create incredible new solutions ... but also present us with new difficulties. Modern computing and the Internet allow us to process much more information and use more tools than ever before.

All of this productivity often means spending a lot of time staring at screens: our computers at work, our laptops at home, and our smartphones. And all this time staring at screens is not good for us.

"Screen eyes"

The family of poor eyesight and eyesight caused by overuse of the computer is called Computer Vision Syndrome (or CVS). Looking at a computer screen is different from reading printed pages, and it often takes our eyes to work harder.

Blinding light and reflections, low contrast and poor resolution make texts difficult to read. How we interact with computer screens on our desks and with digital "pages" is different from how we read and write on paper. All of this extra stress can cause or worsen eye problems.

Computer vision syndrome eye disorders

The poor eyesight and eyesight that develop or worsen from using the computer include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Dry and irritated eyes
  • Overexerted eyes
  • a headache

When you discuss this with your eye doctor, you can expect them to do a full exam to examine your eyes for problems with clarity, focus, alignment, and movement.

Treatment of Computer Vision Syndrome

The different eye and low vision in computer vision syndrome are treated by relieving the stress that builds up with prolonged computer use. But treatment and prevention can help protect and improve your eyesight.

To treat and prevent computer vision syndrome:

Find your optimal point - Our eyes naturally look outward and downward. To take this into account, position your computer monitor so that the center of your screen is a few centimeters below your eye level and 50 to 70 centimeters away from you.

Adjust your lighting - Make sure you have plenty of light, but position your computer screen and light sources so that you avoid glare.

Use an anti-glare film - an anti-glare filter that fits over your screen can help reduce glare when you have little or no control over the light sources around you.

Take breaks and blink often -To avoid eye strain, rest your eyes for 15 minutes every two hours and refocus your eyes by looking around the room every 20 minutes. Blinking will keep your eyes moist and reduce the risk of dry eyes.

Remember, your eyes work hard for you, so give yourself the rest and support you need for productive, healthy eyes. If in doubt, ask your contact lens specialist for an interview.

Nothing in this article is to be construed as medical advice, nor is it intended to be a substitute for the recommendations of a medical professional. If you have specific questions, please contact your contact lens specialist.

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