Computer Vision Syndrome – Cause

Computer vision causes dry eye

Computer use is a relatively new phenomenon; something that our ancestors and our eyes did not evolve to do. When we sit at a computer screen, we tend to keep our eyes opened longer than usual and longer than is healthy for our eyes. Even a second or two longer than normal over a prolonged period of time can lead to Computer Vision Syndrome. If untreated, more serious complications, such as conjunctivochalasis, may arise and may require surgery.

Symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome are similar to other Dry Eye Syndrome symptoms.

A Japanese study reported that more than 75 percent of women who routinely use a computer at work may suffer from Dry Eye.


Prevalence of dry eye disease and its risk factors in visual display terminal users: the Osaka study
Uchino M, Yokoi N, Uchino Y, Dogru M, Kawashima M, Komuro A, Sonomura Y, Kato H, Kinoshita S, Schaumberg DA, Tsubota K.
American Journal of Ophthalmology
2013 Oct;156(4):759-66. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2013.05.040. Epub 2013 Jul 24.
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