As computers become part of our everyday life‚ more and more people are experiencing a variety of ocular symptoms related to computer use.

These include eyestrain‚ tired eyes‚ irritation‚ redness‚ blurred vision and double vision‚ collectively referred to as computer vision syndrome.

However‚ the major contributor to computer vision syndrome symptoms by far appears to be dry eye. The visual effects of various display characteristics such as lighting‚ glare‚ display quality‚ refresh rates‚ and radiation are also part of the problem.

Treatment requires a multidirectional approach combining ocular therapy with adjustment of the workstation. Proper lighting‚ anti-glare filters‚ ergonomic positioning of computer monitor and regular work breaks may help improve visual comfort.

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