Computer Vision Syndrome

Do you experience any of these things after using your computer, tablet, or cell phone?

  • Headaches
  • Dry Eyes
  • Red and Itchy Eyes
  • Blurred Vision
  • Neck and Shoulder Pain

Well, you maybe suffering from Computer Vision Syndrome.

computer vision syndrome

Studies have shown that 50% to 85% of people who are always in front of a digital screen has a problem with their eyes. Most of them are complaining about eye strain.

And this is a growing problem because we can’t deny the fact that we already live in a new age where technology is already a need.

  • Office people work 8 hours in front of computer
  • Students use laptop in their daily projects/assignments
  • Cellphone is already a primary means of communication

Basically, mostly if not all is already dependent in technology.

With that being said, Eye vision problem is highly possible to happen to all of us. But unfortunately, we don’t mind or care about it.

Within my site I will be talking more about Computer Vision Syndrome including the symptoms, cures and even helpful tips to prevent this problem.

Actually, I have tried several ways on how to lessen my eye strain and I want to hear your personal experiences if ever you also have tried them.

If you have questions or concerns about CVS just comment it below and I would be glad to help you.

Best Regards,

John Rico





  1. I am pretty sure I suffer from computer vision syndrome, but I’m always mindful to look away from the screen at regular intervals. This is supposed to help, isn’t it? Do you have any other suggestions for how to fix or make this better? I need to be in front of a computer for many hours a day.

    1. Yes, you are right. One of the best way to relieve computer vision syndrome is to have frequent breaks. In this way, you eye msucles will be able to relax. But them, most of the time it is still not enough.

      I personally, encountered this problem since i am working for 8 hours monday to friday in front of the computer. Like you i just take breaks them go back again to work. But i notice that my eyes constantly gets red and dry. They also get irritated and hot. Thats when i know that i need to do something else.

      Thats the time when i found out about computer glasses. Honestly, it was mh life savior. Because i cant really get out my way with computers because it is my job.

  2. I do some considerable work behind the computer. I don’t have many of these issues, except dry eyes, and that has been recently. I thought that was more because of age than anything. I didn’t seem to have problems during my 20s, 30s or even 40s. Turning 50 started showing changes including dry eyes. I try to get up and walk for a few minutes in between working.

    1. That’s the major issue when it comes to problems woth our vision. We notice it only when we arrive on an older age. Like you, I also take 1-2 minutes of break between work inorder to wet my eyes a bit. It worked for some time but it doesn’t completely get rid of my dry eyes. By the way, how many hours a day do you use the computer? I hope that you wil find a better way to cure your dry eyes. Have you tried some eye exercises

  3. Hi John, headaches is always my primary problems when it comes to using the PC for a long period of time. Sometimes, it hurts so much that I have to lie down on my bed to give my eyes some rest.

    These days, I am giving myself 45 minutes of work and 15 minutes of down time – meaning going away from the PC and doing something that doesn’t strain the eyes. I find that this method works best besides lubricating my eyes frequently with artificial tears.

    1. Actually, we have the same sentiments. As for me, I use computer 8 hours a day. It is because that is my primary job. I work as a cad drafter in a large stone company. What I did before is to take a break every hour for 5 minutes. I don’t have much time to take a break because I have plenty of things to do.

      You are lucky because you can have 15 minutes break. I bet that it is a good routine in order to prevent straining your eyes. By the way, what kind of product do you use for lubrication? I am thinking of trying that one but I am scared that my eyes will not get used to it.

  4. CVS, huh? Well, I am almost certain I have that, because I spend many hours in front of a computer. As an online entrepreneur, website builder and video editor, not to mention blogger and photoshop power user, I most certainly have experienced Computer Vision Syndrome.

    One o f the products I tried was some eyedrops for computer users. It wasn’t Visine, but a similar brand. Man… they burned my eyes so badly – actually irritated them even more. I find that when i do feel the need to use eyedrops, the original Visine formula works best. However, I feel that just by having it around, people will assume I’m a pot smoker.

    So for me, I have found that the best way to deal with CVS is to:
    1. Remember to blink every now and then. It washes and soothes the eyes.
    2. Rest. SImply closing the eyes for 10 – 20 minutes after a few hours work helps more than anything.
    3. Rinse face and eyes in cold water. A saline flush is soothing, too.

    I admit, I have not tried computer glasses as a remedy yet, but based on your findings, I may give them a try!
    Thank you for your excellent site!

    1. I haven’t tried cold water in my eyes after a long time of working in front of the computer. I didn’t even tried to do it because they say that it will cause some problems in the eyes. Is it really effective?

      On the other hand, I also give some time for my eyes to rest. Like every hour, I try to stand up and walk around so it will have a break from too much work. Another thing that I have tried recently, is the computer glasses. It worked fine for me because I didn’t see any red lines in my eyes anymore. Anyhow, I hope you can also give your insights about this remedy if it also works for you.

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