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computer vision syndrome

Occupational medicine A condition linked to prolonged computer monitor use; persons viewing computer screens tend to blink less and open their eyes more widely, resulting in dryness, fatigue, burning, difficulty in focusing, headaches Management Moisturizing drops. See CRT, Internet addiction disorder.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

computer vision syndrome

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CVS

Eye symptoms that result from excessive computer use. Commonly reported findings include blurry distance vision, visual fatigue, a sense of eye dryness, headaches, or neck or shoulder pain. CVS may be improved with special eyewear designed for computer users.
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Frequency of Computer Vision Syndrome in Computer Users.
Richardson, "A study of computer-related upper limb discomfort and computer vision syndrome," Journal of Human Ergology, vol.
A review of the literature (2005-2014) was conducted using CINAHL and PubMed databases with the search terms computer vision syndrome, asthenopia, accommodation and convergence, visual ergonomics, and tablet and e-reader technology.
The Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) remains an under-estimated and poorly understood issue at the workplace.
Von Stroh, R., 1993, 'Computer vision syndrome', Occupational Health & Safety, 62(10), 62-66.
Computer Vision Syndrome is any number of eye- or vision-related problems that can occur from computer use.
This is called 'Computer Vision Syndrome', says Soroya.
Computer vision syndrome can cause a range of symptoms including dry, irritated or fatigued eyes; blurred vision; and loss of focus.
Health problems caused by inappropriate or inadequate use of computers or by using it at no time are mentioned under two headings: psychological problems (fear of technology, computer anxiety, dependence on the internet and so on) and physical problems (repetitive strain injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, computer vision syndrome, electronic waves, sleep disorders and so on).
There's even a clinical name for it: Computer Vision Syndrome or CVS.
On the other hand, it sometimes doesn't practice what it preaches, omits relevant safety practices, and spends too much time on "computer vision syndrome."

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