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Have you heard of CVS - Computer Vision Syndrome?
Basically, it's nothing more than eye strain or eye fatigue, but it has been causing a whole lot of
symptoms, I have a lot of problems with persistent headaches and migraines.
Symptoms of CVS:
1. Eye fatigue or eye strain
2. Mental fatigue
3. Irritation or itching eyes with burning sensation
4. Double vision or blurred vision due to lack of focusing
5. Pain around shoulders, neck and arms
6. Constant muscle spasms
7. Persistent headaches
While many of us that spend time online have a number of these symptoms, I find myself having a whole lot of problems with headaches, ranging from minor annoyances to full-blown migraines associated with my time online. And it's starting to become an every day thing!
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the members seem to be having an over abundance of headaches and migraines ...
What is alarming to me is that these headaches can crop up if you only spend 2 hours every
day in front of a computer. Even using the computer for that minimal amount of time increases your odds of getting CVS to 90%, and I am online a whole lot more than that every day working in my Etsy jewelry shop. And I'm betting so are most of my Team members!
The easiest to remember advise that my Opthamologist has given me is the "20-20-20" Rule.
Give your eyes a break - every 20 minutes focus on an object 20 feet away for a period of 20 seconds. That's all there is to it, and it really helps!
Follow These Important Steps to Get Relief from CVS:
1. Set your monitor just six to eight inch below your eye level.
2. Experts recommend that 20 to 25 inches will be the ideal for comfortable viewing.
3. Avoid your seat near to an air vent as this will dry your eyes out.
4. Avoid having your computer monitor under bright overhead lighting.
5. Don't place your desk in front of a window allowing bright sunlight to come in.
6. Position your monitor just in front of your chest level but definitely not at your eye level.
7. The brightness of your monitor should be adjusted to match your work environment.
8. Take a regular break and use the "20 20 20 Rule".
According to the Census Report , over 250 million US citizens spend their quality time in front of the computer every day. This includes 60 million children in schools, and early 88 per cent of all computer users will develop CVS at some times in their lives!