Computer Vision Syndrome Clinic

Children's eye hospital Cochin 'Computer Vision Syndrome' (CVS) is "the complex of eye and vision problems which are experienced by computer users" The vision problems at computers result in visual inefficiencies and in eye-related symptoms. The causes for the inefficiencies and the visual symptoms are individual vision disorders and/or poor visual ergonomics. The symptoms occur whenever the visual demands of the task exceed the visual abilities of the individual.

The vision problems of computer users are very real, they are very prevalent and we know most of the bases for the problems. The visual symptoms can largely be resolved with proper management of the environment and by providing proper visual care for the computer worker.

The most common problems faced by computer users are;

Eye strain / eye tiredness, Headaches, Blurred vision, Dry / irritated eyes, Burning sensation, Neck/ back aches, High light sensitivity, After images, Double vision

Services offered for children: (0 to 15 years) include Parental counselling, Educational guidance, Training in independent living skills, Early Intervention, Services for the children with low vision, Services for children with additional disabilities and multi-handicapped, Environment modifications, Training in using computer assistive software, Supportive services, Children's Library, Referral and Follow up.

Services offered for adults and elderly (16+ age groups) include Individual counselling, Educational guidance, Vocational guidance and placement, Training in independent living skills, Environment modifications, Training in using computer assistive software, Supportive services, Referral and Follow up.

What can i do to prevent Computer Vision Syndrome?

  • Stop periodically to blink, stretch and look away from the computer screen.
  • Sit approximately 24 inches away from the screen;
  • Use of anti reflective filter would be a good choice for CRT monitors
  • Keep an adequate text size so that you can comfortably view
  • Check your posture from time to time to reduce neck, shoulder and wrist pains.
  • After every 20 minutes of work look away from the screen for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use artificial tears to lubricate your eyes periodically, prefer the use of preservative free tears.
  • Do eye exercises like Close eyelids and roll the eyes behind your closed lids once clockwise & once anti clockwise