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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 redness, dryness, and strain in my eyes while working on the computer for a long time. What are the natural ways to relax the eyes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a student. My friends and I get eye strain including dryness and redness very frequently these days, maybe because we are studying industrial design and using computers for a long time. I searched online about eye exercises or some relaxing methods for the eyes. But I am a little ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Prolonged work on a laptop, TV, or mobile phone can cause computer vision syndrome (CVS). Computer vision syndrome is a condition resulting from focusing the eyes on a computer or other display device for uninterrupted ...  Read Full »

I could not read letters at a far distance despite wearing spectacles. Kindly help.

Query: Hi, I have a power of -1 in the right eye and -0.75 in the left eye. I have been wearing this power for years and am 22 years old. A few days ago, I felt that bit far letters were slightly blurred even with my glasses on. And today I got my eyes tested, and the results include R: -1.00/-0.25 x 40 an...  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Koranmath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, you have to get new glasses with cylindrical power. This is normal; with age, the eye power increases. Yearly eye checks are mandatory to know the variation. Using computers and smartphones causes dry eyes due to decreased blink rate. Take frequent breaks. Look ...  Read Full »

What caused my right eye pain, followed by migraine with aura?

Query: Hello doctor,I am having dull pain in my right eye region for a week. An aura migraine followed the pain. I do see floaters in both eyes. I visited an ophthalmologist; he dilated me and said everything was fine. I did an MRI three months back. It also showed everything to be normal. My current medic...  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Koranmath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Dull pain in eyes and headache will be there in sinusitis and can also happen due to refractive error, but your tests are normal. You should also start medications for migraine. Floaters are jelly like substance in the eye called vitreous and as age progresses it sta...  Read Full »

What are the risk of increased screen time?

Query: Hi doctor, I have photosensitivity and sore eyes for last two days. My night vision is also low. I had visual floaters and snow since childhood. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please give me the answers for the following. Do you wear a glass? If yes, what is the power? Are you working long hours on computers or mobiles? If so, what is your screen time? Is there been an increase in size and number of floaters in the past few days? Usually, pho...  Read Full »

Are dry eyes and blurry vision in the dark indicative of computer vision syndrome?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 44-year-old male of height 5'8 and weight 162 lbs. Hoping for some help with recent vision changes. I went through a highly stressful period for two months, three months ago, that had me working long hours without much break from the computer screen while (not smart) working in a d...  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Koranmath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Using computers and smartphones causes dry eyes due to decreased blink rate. Take frequent breaks. Look at far objects as eyes are strained looking at the close object for a long time. Keep brightness minimal. Use Refresh Liquigel eye drops (Carboxymethylcellulose) t...  Read Full »

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 occu...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 beh...  Read Full »

How can we treat dry eyes?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old. I have a problem with vehicle sounds. When I hear a loud noise, I feel very stressed. I sit on computers for long hours. I also have dry eyes problem. I went to an ophthalmologist. He gave me eye drops. Please advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Manish Mahabir

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You might be suffering from computer vision syndrome. In this case, there is a deficiency in tear film due to less frequent blinking and stress of working on a screen. Another possibility is dryness or insufficient tear film production. It is diagnosed with a Schirmer's...  Read Full »

How can I protect my eyes from damage while using computer?

Query: Hello doctor, I need advice regarding my eyes. I use computer up to 18 hours daily. I want to protect my eyes form damage as well. So let me know if any type of glasses is available. If so, then what is the name and characteristics of lenses used for protection from computer screen?  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The disease that you can have is computer vision syndrome. If you are working for so long. In this, the blinking rate of eyes is reduced due to constantly staring at the screen which can cause dry eyes because in every blink our eyes are hydrated. So, in order to red...  Read Full »

Is spending 10 hours a day at the computer too much?

Query: Hi doctor, I have always had floaters, and almost like a visual snow which is more prevalent at night. I had anxiety as a teenager and I noticed the floaters after I developed high anxiety. I have a 20/20 vision otherwise. Recently, I developed astigmatism, a very slight case. I spend a lot of time ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is good to know that you are so aware. I will try to answer your queries one by one. Floaters at this early age, are not common, but the good thing here is that you have got your retina checked and have no tears or lattices. I advise you to keep getting yourself ...  Read Full »

How to overcome eye strain caused by the overuse of computers?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old woman, and I have tested 20/20 vision all my life. I believe I am experiencing eye strain from overuse of computer, but unfortunately, I cannot cut down on my computer use because it is integral to my profession. My symptom is a slightly blurry vision, which begins a...  Read Full »

Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A 20/20 vision does not rule out a refractive error. A lot of people have small numbers or latent hyperopia. This usually can be made to manifest by cycloplegic refraction or by fogging. Small errors may need to be corrected if you use computers for a longer time. Al...  Read Full »

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