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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 am a 30-year-old female with dry eyes. How to manage it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old female. I am writing to seek guidance regarding an issue I have been experiencing, which is dry eyes. 1. Can you explain what dry eyes are and what causes them? 2. What are the typical symptoms associated with dry eyes? 3. Are there specific signs that I should be aware...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditi Dubey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Dry eyes are multifactorial in nature. Computer vision syndrome is a most common occurrence, which can be reduced by reducing screen time and using the 20-20-20 rule while working on screens. Using lubricant eyedrops frequently. Blue light...  Read Full »

Can spending 10 hours a day at the computer affect the eyes?

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 »

I have eye strain from prolonged computer use. Please help.

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

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 »

I have eye pressure, a mental condition, and high blood pressure, and I work nine hours a day on the computer at work. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have pressure around my eyes, which makes it difficult for me to focus and pay attention to what others are saying around me; my eyes do not move quickly enough; I have a significant depressive illness as well as high blood pressure; and my eye problem began gradually three years ago...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditi Dubey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Your blood tests and perimetry are normal (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Your specs are also okay; however, I recommend making some lifestyle modifications. Walking, meditation, and dietary a...  Read Full »

Why do I have eye strain with mild headache near the eyes?

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. Sometim...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 tea...  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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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