Computer Vision Syndrome
Teens & CVS
What is CVS?
Computer Vision Syndrome, describes a group of eye and vision-related problems that results from prolonged computer, tablets, e-reader and cell-phone.
Middle Schoolers are on there devices for at least 8-9 hrs. Middle Schoolers are more likely to have CVS if they continue being on their devices for that long.
These symptoms maybe caused by
Poor lightning, glare on a digital screen, improper viewing distance, poor sitting posture, uncorrected vision problems.
Prevention for CVS
20/20/20 rule: Take a 20 second break every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away
Anti-glare screen: Find a way to decrease the amount of light reflected from your screen.
Seating Position: Chair height should be adjusted so that your feet touches the ground. Your wrist shouldn't rest on the keyboard while typing.
Blinking: To minimize the chance of dry eyes, try blinking to keep the front surface of your eyes moist.
Teens are on there devices for ~ 8-9 hours, when experts say they should be on their devices for ~2 hours.