Computer Vision Syndrome

Computer vision syndrome is a group of eye and eyesight-related problems that is caused by prolonged use of computers, tablets, mobiles, or other digital screens. The symptoms include dry eyes, headaches, blurred vision, neck pain, tiredness, vertigo, difficulty focusing, and itchy eyes. These symptoms get aggravated by poor lighting, glare, wrong viewing distance, poor posture, and uncorrected eyesight problems.

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I have itchy and dry eyes with eye pain. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am having itchy and dry eyes for the past one week and recently experiencing some eye pain also for the past two days. My eyes are getting tired fast, and I cannot look at a laptop screen for long periods, there is a constant irritation near both the eye corners. But the itching occ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. What you are suffering from is computer vision syndrome. Modify your computer working habits work in a well lit room always even if using laptop try to work on a table nd chair and chair should be good, ergonomic supporting your spine, main light should come from behin...  Read Full »

Can dry eyes result from excessive computer use?

Query: Hi doctor, I am using artificial tear drops during the day and an artificial tear gel in the night before going to bed for dry eyes. In most of the days, I feel a lot better, however, one day or another I have the same symptoms or watery eyes and redness and minor blurred vision. This happens with...  Read Full »


Dr. Anand

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is very good to know that you have improved drastically. Yes, continuous computer use can cause dry eyes, redness and irritation. Yes, higher power on left eye can add to your problems. It can be due to eye fatigue and tiredness due to continuous reading. Ju...  Read Full »

What can cause sudden blurred vision?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old. I have never had any problems with my eyes. I had a perfect vision. But, from yesterday morning I feel blurred vision in my right eye. I am an informatician, so I am in front of a screen every day for almost 10-15 years and I do not have pain in my eyes when I use...  Read Full »


Dr. Dada Peer K

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed your history. These symptoms indicate dryness of eyes. Symptomatic relief can be obtained by use of artificial tear eye drops. I would suggest to use artificial eye drops like Refresh tears (Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium) one drop 2-3 times a ...  Read Full »

What causes sudden blurred vision and light sensitivity?

Query: Hi doctor, Around six years ago, I used 0.50 power spectacles for sudden blurred near vision. The same thing happened yesterday. Again, I am feeling sensitivity to light now. There is no pain, fever or eye itching.  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Bandivadekar

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Photophobia or light sensitivity and blurring of near vision could indicate one of the following conditions: Dry eyes. Computer vision syndrome. Uveitis or intraocular inflammation. Ocular migraine. Idiopathic or unknown cause. While first two are benign conditions and re...  Read Full »

How to manage headache caused by eye power?

Query: Hi doctor, Initially, I got headaches before five months. When it happened every day, I got my eyes checked. I found out I had weak eye muscles and was prescribed for glasses with power -0.75 in each eye. The headaches disappeared for two weeks and returned again. When I consulted my eye doctor, he ...  Read Full »


Dr. David J Mathew

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From what you have described, your headaches may be due to refractive error as it is resolving temporarily on wearing glasses. It is important to use glasses with the correct power regularly during waking hours. Since you are a student, I assume that you are reading a...  Read Full »

Why do my eyes hurt after staring at a computer for 30 minutes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a programmer, and I use the computer for 12 hours every day. My eyes start hurting after 30 minutes of staring at the computer. I do not have any vision issues, apart from the pain that I feel.  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Prolonged working on laptop, TV, mobile, or even studying, can cause computer vision syndrome. Computer vision syndrome is a condition resulting from focusing the eyes on a computer or other display device for uninterrupted periods of time. Some symptoms of CVS include...  Read Full »

Suffering from eye strain with mild headache around eyes. What is it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 39 years old. In postal department, I am working continuously with computer from 9 AM to 6 PM daily. For the last three months, I have been suffering from eye strain with mild headache around the eyes (near eyebrows). Almost the whole day I am feeling the pressure on my eyes. Somet...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your doctor has diagnosed it correctly. It is computer vision syndrome (CVS). Treatment includes blink, blink and blink a lot. Do cold compresses. Do not use Tobramycin. Take rest for five minutes after every two hours of work. Use antiglare glasses. Continue Refresh ...  Read Full »

Should I wear zero power glasses while using laptop?

Query: Hi doctor, My eyes are 20/20. I am a coder and have to sit 16 hours in front of the laptop. Should I wear glasses of zero number while using laptop? Please suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Asif Manzoor

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello. Welcome to icliniq.com. It is great you having good vision without glasses. There is no need to wear glasses while using laptop. The most common problem that people encounter while using digital screens for a long time is dry eyes. Because, they keep staring at the screen and do not blink at...  Read Full »

What is the ayurveda treatment for eye pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am getting eye pain when I look into my mobile or computer. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Niveditha Srinivasamurthy

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is a very common problem faced by youngsters who spend long hours in front of the computer screen. This is called dry eye syndrome. A condition where the protective tear film in the eyes gets depleted causing pain and irritation in the eyes. Use Itone eye drops (her...  Read Full »

Should I use special eyeglasses if I spend a lot of time in front of the computer?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 38 year old male. I spend nearly 12 hours in front of the laptop every day due to the nature of my work. I have a cylindrical power of -.75 in my right eye for almost five years now. However, nowadays I feeling eye strain. At my workplace, a doctor advised me to use spe...  Read Full »


Dr. Priyanka Agarwal

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This condition is very common when you work for long on the computer and is called computer vision syndrome. You do not need special glasses. Rather, you can keep a screen guard over your computer to protect yourself from UV-rays (ultraviolet). Keep your computer at a ...  Read Full »

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