Vision Conditions

Computer Vision Syndrome

Computer Vision SyndromeComputer Vision Syndrome (CVS) describes a group of eye and vision-related problems that result from prolonged computer use. The most common symptoms associated with CVS are eyestrain, headaches, blurred vision, dry eyes, and neck pain. These symptoms may be caused or exacerbated by poor lighting, glare on the computer screen, improper viewing distances, poor seating posture, uncorrected vision problems, or a combination of these factors.

Uncorrected vision problems such as farsightedness and astigmatism, as well as conditions such as presbyopia, can all contribute to the development of visual symptoms when using a computer.

Prevention or reduction of the vision problems associated with CVS involves taking steps to control lighting and glare on the computer screen, establishing proper working distances and posture for computer viewing, and assuring that even minor vision problems are properly corrected.