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Computer Vision Syndrome

Updated: Nov 7, 2023


Computer Vision Syndrome

ABSTRACT


Nowadays, we all are working in those jobs that require us to stare at computer screens for several hours in a day that can result in strain on eyes. Eye disorders caused by excessive usage of computers can lie under the heading of Computer vision syndrome. Research shows that 65 to 95 percent of people who work at computer screens have some of the common symptoms that include strain and discomfort in eyes. Only adults are not affected with this condition but children also show symptoms of this syndrome because of the overuse of tablets or the computers during school time. Experiencing computer vision syndrome doesn’t mean completely giving up on your screen time, you just have to make a difference to view a digital screen. To learn more about this syndrome, read on this article, we’ll explore its causes, common features and along with some lifestyle modifications to prevent it.


WHAT CAUSES COMPUTER VISION SYNDROME?


SOME FACTORS THAT HELPS TO CAUSE THIS SYNDROME

  • Poor lighting system

  • Poor lying posture while using the screen

  • Viewing a digital screen at less or prolonged distance or angle

  • Underlying vision disorders

  • Screen glaring


INCIDENCE

  • Who spends more time on computers or digital screens.

  • Who sits very close to screen

  • Who sees the computer screens on wrong angle

  • Who had bad posture during computer usage

  • Who had underlying eye diseases

SYMPTOMS


COMPUTER VISION SYNDROME MAY INCLUDE MANY SYMPTOMS

  • Blurry vision

  • Double vision

  • Dry eye

  • Neck and shoulder pain

  • Headache

  • Eyestrain

  • Farsightedness

  • Astigmatism

  • Eye coordination abilities

  • Presbyopia


DIAGNOSIS


Comprehensive eye examination can be helpful in diagnosing this condition.

  • Complete History of patient

  • Visual acuity measurements

  • Any refractive error

  • Any ongoing medication for underlying pathology


TREATMENT


Solution for digital screen related problems varies from patient to patient.

  1. Provide eyeglasses specifically for computer work only, if already using glasses then they must have properties of optimal vision for computer use.

  2. If you are experiencing coordination problems then a program of vision therapy must be needed also known as visual training in which some visual activities are taught to improve visual abilities and trains the brain and eye to work efficiently.

  3. Location of the computer screen should be lower 15 to 20 degrees from the patient’s eye level.

  4. Avoid glaring or use of anti-glare screens.

  5. Rest breaks should be provided to prevent eye strain

  6. Blinking of eyes frequently to minimise the chances of development of dry eye syndrome.

Making these changes may help to reduce the symptoms of Computer vision syndrome in many people and if you have any underlying pathology your physician must advise you for

  • Lubricating drops

  • Take antihistamines.

  • Artificial tear drops

  • Use a humidifier.


HERBAL REMEDIES FOR COMPUTER VISION SYNDROME BY PLANTBASED AYURVEDA


Plantbased Ayurveda is a leading herbal product manufacturing company that provides effective treatment by using classical ayurvedic medicines. Its products are 100% natural and are formulated under the guidance of experienced MD Ayurveda doctors and are free from chemicals, fillers, colours and preservatives. The herbal products that are used in the condition of Computer vision syndrome are mentioned above –

  • ANGEL EYE VITALE

  • TRIPHALA CAPSULES

  • AMALAKI RASAYAN

  • BHRINGRAJ POWDER

  • GO RICHH HAIR OIL


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION


1. ANGEL EYE RESTORE

This is a polyherbal capsule manufactured by Planet Ayurveda consisting of standardised extract of Amla (Emblica officinalis), Gotu kola (Centella asiatica) etc. This formulation acts on various shirogata rogas like pain in eyes, neck and shoulder, headache and strenuous pressure on eyes, frequently drying eyes.


Dosage : 1-2 Capsules once or twice daily after meal with Plain Water.

2. TRIPHALA CAPSULES

This is a polyherbal capsule consisting of Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) etc. this articulation is highly beneficial in balancing the three doshas and said to be the greatherbal remedy for eye related disorders. It also maintains a healthy digestive system and has antioxidant, antimicrobial properties


Dosage : 1-2 Capsules twice daily, with plain water, after meals.


3. AMALAKI RASAYAN

This is a single herbal capsule including Amalaki (Emblica officinalis). This is useful in many conditions like GI tract disorders, neurological disorders and also strengthens the musculoskeletal system. It helps in flushing out all the toxins from the body and helps in relieving pain in neck, shoulders, and reduces the eye strain.


Dosage : 1-2 Capsules twice daily, with plain water, after meals.

4. BHRINGRAJ POWDER

This is a single herbal product consisting of Bhrigraja (Eclipta prostrata) etc. It helps to maintain healthy eyes, accurates the vision acuities, helps in balancing the Vata and Kapha doshas. Majorly used in hair and skin disorders and also have rejuvenating and anti-ageing properties. Bhringraj has anti-inflammatory qualities which reduces swelling and pain, also said to be very beneficial in anaemia, eye disorders and headache.


Dosage : 1/2 to 1 teaspoonful twice daily with plain water after the meals.


5. FALL STOP HAIR OIL

This product is manufactured by Plantbased Ayurveda which provides 100% natural formulations that gives no side effects and is free from harmful chemicals. This articulation consists of Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), bhringraj (Eclipta alba), triphala etc. It is very beneficial in headaches, relieves stress, and also improves pain in eyes, eye related disorders, farsightedness, and astigmatism.


METHOD OF APPLICATION


Apply hair oil generously to cover the scalp area. Gently massage the scalp taking around 5-10 ml of oil. Rinse thoroughly the next morning






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