Computer Vision Syndrome

Today we have a “welcome back to work” topic, after some Easter holidays, most of us are back in front of the computer, spending more than 6 hours a day doing well our job, but by the end of the day most of us will experience:

      • headaches
      • blurry or double vision
      • burning eyes
      • dry or /& irritated eyes
      • frequent blinking

…. It´s not the work….it´s the CVS (computer vision syndrome).

What to do?
There are some simple acts that can help to minimize the impact of “screen jobs”

  • The 20-20-20 rule: Every 20 minutes, spend 20 seconds looking at something 20 feet way.
  • Get the right light. Good lighting isn’t just flattering – it’s healthy for your eyes.

- So, keep bright lighting overhead to a minimum.
- Keep your desk lamp shining on your desk, not you.
- Try to keep window light off to the side, rather than in front or behind you. Search the position of the computer screen to reduce reflections from windows or       overhead lights.Adjust the screen settings to where they are comfortable
- Use blinds and get a glare screen.

  • Monitor your monitor. Keep it at least 20 inches from your eyes. Centre should be about 4 to 6 inches below your eyes. Also, make sure it’s big enough and with just the right brightness and contrast.
  • Wear computer specs. Your doctor can prescribe a pair of glasses just for seeing the computer screen well. If necessary, wear the appropriate corrective lenses while at the computer.
  • Talk to your doc. about this problem, the best is prevent ; ) and don´t forget to keep blinking. It washes your eyes in naturally therapeutic tears.

Do you have any special tip? Tell us what´s your special trick?

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