We’ve written before about the negative effects electronic screens can have on ocular health, as too much time spent starring at computers or mobile devices can lead to dry eyes, back and neck pain, blurred vision, difficulty focusing, and headaches. These symptoms are related to a condition known as computer vision syndrome, said to affect 1 out of every 6 eye exam patients. As mobile devices become more and more prevalent in our daily lives and new generations begin to grow up on iPads, computer vision syndrome is likely to become even more common in the future.
The people at VSP, a vision care insurance provider, have written a blog post and produced a video offering some tips on how to avoid computer vision syndrome. If you work long days on a computer or if you’re a parent with children addicted to Angry Birds, you will find some helpful information at VSP’s blog.