DIGITAL DEVICE USE
IS ON THE RISE
And with more people looking at digital screens for longer, cases of Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) are also increasing. It is thought between 50% and 80% of people in developed nations suffer from the condition on a daily basis. Common symptoms of CVS include.
- Prolonged screen use: your eyes have to work harder when staring at a screen, adjusting in different directions and changing focus. Our blink rate can almost half and will often squint, causing dry eye.
- Computer games: gaming is linked to eyestrain, as the eye is forced to jump frequently between different points of focus.
- Environment: poor lighting, screen glare and bad seating posture.
Uncorrected vision conditions such as long-sightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia will make you squint and strain your eyes when using digital devices – increasing your chances of developing Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS).