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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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 »

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

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

What homeopathic treatment can be taken for neck pain and heavy head?

Query: Hello doctor, My head feels heavy all the time specifically backside and I have pain in the neck. If I watch TV or does computer I feel the strain in the eyes. I have taken specs as the doctor suggested. It has been 15 days. Can you tell me what is the issue?  Read Full »


Dr. Potnuru Srinivaasa Sudhakar

Homeopathic Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Watching TV or computer too much is bad for your brain. Here lack of physical activity causes bad for the brain. And also eye strain, bright light causes the retinal damage, later you may develop computer vision syndrome. Eye strain causes a headache. Neck pain is du...  Read Full »

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