According to the American Optometric Association, 175 million people use a computer every day. And we can expect that number to increase every year as more and more jobs will require the use of computers. While computers enable us to be more efficient and productive this can come at a price. Researchers have recently identified a condition called Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) Typical Symptoms include: eyestrain, headaches, slow focusing, tired eyes, neck and shoulder pain, and blurred vision at a distance. CVS occurs because the human visual system is not designed for long hours of computer viewing. In addition, the letters on a computer screen are harder to focus than printed test as they are composed of pixels-tiny dots of light with blurry boarders. Hence, eyes have to work extra hard to clear works and images on a computer screen.
Patients identified with CVS, are prescribed with computer glasses that offer seeing at a specific distance (from your pupil to your monitor) which allows your eyes to relax and be more comfortable at the computer. Research has shown that employees who use computer glasses make fewer mistakes.
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