In a world of online school (kids) and zoom meetings (kids) it is important to know that prolonged use of computers, telephones, and computerized gadgets/games can lead to visual complications known as computer vision syndrome (CVS).
Since COVID, there has been an increase in the amount of screen time for adults and children which means there is an increase in symptoms of eyestrain, and other ocular complications. These symptoms can lead to decreased productivity at work, home, and school. Knowing how to avoid these symptoms is the key to avoiding this condition.
Here are a few steps to help prevent developing Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) during COVID:
Take frequent breaks from digital devices or near work (Rule of 20/20/20 – for every 20 minutes, focus on something 20 feet away for 20 seconds)
Sit 1 ft away from phones and 2 ft away from desktop or laptops
Plan/limit screen time – stop 1-2 hours before bed
Modify your workstation so your hands, neck, and back are not strained
Blink more often to keep your eyes from becoming dry
Encourage outdoor activities for adults and children
Wear blue-light filter and anti-glare glasses when at computers
Don’t let the stress of COVID cause you to also have eye and vision stress. If you are in need of eye care, I invite you to EnVision Eye Care.
321 W. Montgomery
For appointments, call (912) 927-0707 and visit us at www.envisionsavannah.com
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