What is Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS)?
Computers are now an integral part of our day.
This advancement of science has brought about a vast change in our lives that we wonder what life would have been without it!
With all its benefits come certain health related issues, awareness of which is minimal.
The human eye was designed for more of distance work and we sailed through centuries with minimal difficulties as the eyes could adapt to the changes in our near tasks.
The transformation from hunting in the open to working on paper has been slow and gradual and put not much stress on the visual system.
But the shift from PAPER to COMPUTERS has been so rapid and strong that the eye has not adapted to the new demands put on it to work at NEAR in a new visual environment for extensive hours and in stressful environments.
One of the byproducts – COMPUTER VISION SYNDROME
Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) is a complex of eye and vision problems related to near work which are experienced during or related to computer use.
CVS is characterized by visual symptoms which result from interaction with a computer display or its environment
When the demand at near work exceeds the normal ability of the eye to perform the job comfortably, one develops discomfort and prolonged exposure to the discomfort leads to a cascade of reactions that can be put together as Computer Vision Syndrome.
Near work here refers to the use of all the self illuminating PCs, mobile phones, and the latest gadgets that have helped bring the web world and quick computation to our hands.
The chief source of the problem lies in it being a Repetitive Stress Injury to the visual system which means, rectifying the source of stress is overlooked.