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Article: Computer Visual Syndrome: The Pandemic of the Digital Age

Computer Visual Syndrome: The Pandemic of the Digital Age

Currently, the predominant use of electronic devices has become an integral part of our routines, resulting in the emergence of a new condition that affects a large part of the population: Computer Visual Syndrome (CVS).

This syndrome is characterized by a set of symptoms arising from the prolonged use of electronic devices, estimating that around 90% of computer users who spend more than three hours a day in front of the screen suffer from CVS.

Blinking is essential to maintain the tear film that protects the surface of the eyes. When we spend long periods in front of a screen, the blink reflex decreases, leading to faster tear evaporation and, consequently, symptoms of dry eyes.

Thus, there are several symptoms of CVS:

  • Dry eye;
  • Red eye/eye irritation;
  • Eye fatigue;
  • Blurred vision.

However, there are practices that can minimize this inconvenience and that can be carried out at any time:

1.20-20-20 Rule - Every 20 minutes, look at an object 20 feet away (approximately 6 meters) for 20 seconds.

two . Ergonomic corrections: Position the screen to avoid reflections and correct your posture, maintaining an appropriate distance from the monitor.

3.Use of lubricating eye drops: Helps combat dry eyes.

4.Increase blink frequency: Consciously try to blink more frequently.

5.Use of lenses with blue radiation filter: Reduces the impact of blue light emitted by screens.

Take care of your vision and, if symptoms persist, you should consult a specialist.

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