Computer Vision Syndrome

Are you having symptoms of headaches from eyestrain with blurry vision, dry eyes, and pain in neck and shoulder? These symptoms are indicative of Computer Vision Syndrome.

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An optometrist can provide you with corrective lenses that are optimal for your computer situation. The right lenses can help your eyes focus at the plane of the computer screen and provide some relief of headache symptoms.

Although it is necessary to properly evaluate all other symptoms which accompany a headache like fever, body pains for any other diagnosis.

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Now talking of Computer Vision Syndrome, in today’s which has become part of daily business, education, mode of chatting and socializing. This increased usage has lead to major health issues.

Causes of Computer Vision Syndrome

• Female patients tend to have a reduction in the tear film’s aqueous layer with increasing age.
• Uncorrected refractive errors may lead to blurred vision, asthenopia, eye fatigue, and headaches.
• Any pre-existing eye disease
• low humidity, and excess room illumination

How I Get To Know?

• Dryness in eyes
• Double or blurred vision
• A headache, backache
• Eye strain
• Heaviness in eyes with itching
• Difficulty in focusing

• Blinking of the eye is an important mechanism of keeping eyes relaxed and maintaining its moisture.

• Long working hours in front of computer leads to decreased blinking reflex. Long hour focusing in front of the computer causes straining of muscles of eyes resulting in heaviness on eyes.

• A lot of other factors are also associated with CVS such as –
• Improper light brightness of computer screen
• Incorrect distance between computer and eyes
• Improper accommodation
• Less light in working room
• Lack of moisture
• Decreased blinking

Investigations of Computer Vision Syndrome

• Patient’s history including age, chief complaint, and the onset of symptoms.
• Previous eyeglasses prescriptions and eye medications, including lubricants, should be evaluated.
• Environmental factors, such as computer setup, seating, wrist position, monitor type desktop color, window proximity, and ceiling and desk illumination sources, should be evaluated.

• A hormonal evaluation, such as a thyroid profile and sex hormones.
• X-ray of the neck for evaluating cervical vertebral curvature.

How Homeopathic Treatment Help For Computer Vision Syndrome?

Argentum nit-

Complaints due to overwork. Muscles around eyes become tired. Patient feels better by closing eye or pressure. Aggravated by overheated. Good remedy for restoring power of weakened ciliary muscle

Ruta –
Chief remedy for eyestrain due to overuse of eye muscle. Patient has watery eyes, oversensitive to light. Stiffness and pain Ultimately lead to headache Patient feel pressure behind eyeball. Difficulty to focusing eye.

Conium Mac –
Artificial light or overwork cause eyestrain. Photophobia. improper night vision. Patient has foreign substance sensation as brain go to sleep. Aggravation on the night, Amelioration by pressure and dark room. Seeing black spot from fatigue. A headache with lancinating pain on vertex, semi-lateral.

Natrum Mur –
Continuous reading or school work lead to a weak bruised feeling in the eye, the stiffness of muscle around the eyeball. Eyelid feels heavy and lastly, a person complains of a headache. The person feels that letters on screen board run together. Constant computer typing cause numbness and tingling in the fingers. A person cannot hold the things. A backache relieved by putting hard things under back.

Euphrasia –
After continuous eye work problem start. Watery eye. Burning and swelling lids Sticky mucous on cornea so patient blink often.

What Are Prevention Tips For Computer Vision Syndrome?

A lot of preventive measures can be taken in reducing symptoms along with Homeopathic medications –

Using LCD monitor than old tube style monitor, because LCD has anti-reflective surface and CRT monitor cause flicker of images.
• Select computer screen with the highest resolution.
• Select large display for a desktop computer that has a screen size of at least 19 inches excessive bright light from outside sunlight and harsh interior lighting cause eyestrain.
• The computer screen should be 20 to 24 inches away from your eyes.
• The computer screen should be 10 to 15 degree below your eyes for relaxing of head and neck.

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