Basics of Computer Vision Syndrome

by Bhootra Ajay Kumar
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Computers are no more special. In fact the application of computers has totally transformed the lifestyle of the human being, restricting the movement of body as well as limiting the viewing range. The problem is not only limited to adults. Many children use computers for educational and recreational purposes. The way the children use the computers may make them even more susceptible to development of computer-related vision symptoms. Children often continue performing their enjoyable task without breaks until they are near exhaustion. Such prolonged activity may increase eye-focusing problems and eye irritation. An additional issue is that computer workstations in many offices are designed for maximizing the use of available space and visual appeal. Therefore, an individual using computer on such typical arrangement may complain of one or more computer related vision symptoms. This calls into question the term “computer vision syndrome”—a widely spreading but largely unknown epidemic among computer users. Today computer-related eyestrain is considered as the No. 1 office health complaint across the world. Despite the large numbers of people affected by long hours at a computer—many of them have not heard of computer vision syndrome. It is a known fact that early intervention reduces the prevalence of visual discomfort among computer user. Basics of computer vision syndrome simplifies and presents in a most organized manner the ill-effects of excessive viewing of computer screen, diagnosing and treating them in most effective manner. The book is very practical, easy to use and covers the most prevalent vision disorder seen in clinical practice and mostly remains undiagnosed. The book covers an outline of sequential process that may be conducted in clinical practice and also provides a guideline to provide suitable management to individual complaining of CVS-related symptoms.

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