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I work on websites for a living. I recently heard a term "computer vision syndrome". Can you point me in the direction of what this is and being that computers are my living, what I can do to prevent this?
I strongly disagree with your assessment doctor! Most of my patients are computer workers and the degree to which they get eyestrain from this varies widely. I do testing to evaluate focusing ability and some few patients do benefit from reading glasses. The majority of patients with Computer Vision Syndrome, however, have poor ergonomics, or most often, dry eyes. Surely you have seen the studies which show that people using LCD screens blink about a third as frequently as those doing other near tasks? This leads to evaporative issues. Some patients will do just fine by obeying the 20/20/20 rule (take a twenty second eye break looking at something 20 feet away for every 20 minutes at the computer), but by the time most of these come to my office, this is insufficient. As a severe dry eye patient, I get sore watery eyes within a few minutes of staring at my computer. I do not over diagnose this or glasses. I do not steal from my patients by over prescribing!
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