Top 10 People Who Suffer From Computer Vision Syndrome: Are You One of Them?

Top 10 People Who Suffer From Computer Vision Syndrome

Do you have frequent itchy eyes, blurred vision or neck pain after spending a long time in front of a digital screen? Well, you might be suffering from computer vision syndrome. To give you an idea if you have high risk of CVS, here is the list of people who might suffer from eye problems caused by computers.

Computers are vital to the day to day life of human beings. From the old big computers to portable laptops and nowadays cellular phones and tablets, computers have truly become essential. This is a great development as it has made life easier.

With its many benefits, frequent use of computers has its downsides. These include migraines and headaches, itchy eyes, red eyes, and even shoulder and neck pain.

These are normally ignored or dismissed as passing effects since they fade off after a little while. However they should not be ignored as they often lead to more problems to the eyes and the body in general.

Who Are Affected By Computer Vision Syndrome?

1. STUDENTS AND ACADEMICIANS

Top 10 People Who Suffer From Computer Vision Syndrome

Many students spend their time reading and researching. Nowadays most students don’t read hard copy books at the library but opt to read their books online and on their laptops. This is seen to be easier and more convenient as it can be done in the comfort of their rooms as opposed to the library.

Many academicians tend to write their research papers on their laptops and submit them online. There are also those students who undertake E learning programs who spend a lot of their time in front of computers.

2. JOURNALISTS

Journalists often use laptop, tablet or computer when writing articles for their projects. This is their primary tool in their job. This means that journalists are exposed to the ills and effects of computer vision syndrome every day of their career.

3. BANKERS & ACCOUNTANTS

Top 10 People Who Suffer From Computer Vision Syndrome

Bankers and accountants spend a large portion of their day checking out and checking in transactions on computers. This often entails staring at the screen for a long part of their career life. This exposes them to a large portion of the effects of computer vision syndrome.

4. SECRETARIES

As the go to person when you first go to an organization or company, a secretary handles itinerary programs check outs and check in’s and plans of the company. With the current digitalization of most of these tasks it entails that secretaries spend a lot of their time in front of the computer screens.

5. GRAPHIC ARTISTS

These professionals cannot really do their job without a computer. Editing work and graphic design requires designers to spend a lot of time at their computer. This exposes them to the ills that encompass computer vision syndrome.

Top 10 People Who Suffer From Computer Vision Syndrome

6. ENGINEERS

Given that engineers have to design construction plans for their many projects, they end up spending a lot of their work days in front of computer screens making the designs. This is a task formerly done on paper but for easier work most engineers use computers.

7. CHILDREN

Most children nowadays spend their time in front of televisions and computers playing video games. This exposes them to the effects of computer vision syndrome.

8. BLOGGERS / FREELANCE WRITERS

Writing is the main job of most bloggers and freelance writers. They usually have deadlines and projects to work on. And usually it takes 2-3 hours before they could finalize their write up.

This includes the research that they need to do and also the revisions after their articles are checked by their employer. I believe that they are the ones who are most susceptible to eye strain.

9. CAD DRAFTERS / ARCHITECTS

Top 10 People Who Suffer From Computer Vision Syndrome

During the process of creating the plans for buildings and other constructions, architects tend to use their laptops for a long time. Considering that this is their long term work description, they are exposed to the symptoms of computer vision syndrome.

10. GAMERS

Top 10 People Who Suffer From Computer Vision Syndrome

With the era of computer games amongst us, many gamers of varying ages spend a long time staring at their screens as they play.

Computer vision syndrome affects millions of people around the world. This is because people that use computers have increased gradually.

This means that proper medical attention has to be taken to ensure that severe effects do not occur to the individuals that use computers on a day to day basis.

 

Best Regards,

John Rico

 


By John Rico

Hi Everyone! I created this website to share my thoughts about the solutions to various eye problems that are caused by too much staring at digital screens. I also tackle about preventive measures to minimize the harmful effects of UV rays.

4 comments

  1. Hello John.

    Working on a computer can be exhausting. Short and numerous breaks are needed.

    I am working a lot on my computer and I work another, heavy lifting job as well. I find myself getting more tired when I am working in front of my computer for a long time.

    I don’t have headaches or shoulder pain, I just have blurry vision and a feeling that my head has become heavier.

    What kind of medical treatment could someone go through in order to cure this syndrome? Besides taking a break for some time. Are there any natural remedies?

    Harry !

    1. Hi Harry! Working in front of the computer is really tiring. I myself has undergone this stress because I work 8 hours a day as a cad drafter. Unlike you, I have frequent neck and shoulder pain. I think the way I sit in front of the computer triggers it.

      On the other hand, I some how don’t get dry eyes because I use computer glasses. I just started suing it a year ago. But before that, I often have irritated eyes and even eye strain.

      If you are looking for a medical treatment, I suggest that you go and see an eye doctor. In this way, they can have a valid test on what your vision problem really is. But for some people, an instant remedy is having frequent eye exercises, wearing computer glasses or even just eating healthy foods.

      By the way, did you already asked a doctor on what your problem really is?

  2. Hi
    I’m a blogger and I really suffer from vision syndrome, because I spend the whole day in front of the computer, I really hate when I have itchy eyes.

    Do you have any solution or tip to prevent that? I have heard of some exercises to relax the eyes are they effective?

    can’t wait for your reply thanks and have a good day! 🙂

    1. Aside from being a cad drafter, I am also a blogger. And yes, I also have itchy eyes every now and then. One solution that helped me is wearing protection for my eyes. Another thing is doing eye exercises. And yes, it works. One exercise that you can try is the pencil exercise wherein you will be using a pencil to work out your eyes. Actually, I have made article explaining this method. You can check it in here.

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