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How does using a computer affect vision?

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When you work at a computer, your eyes have to focus and refocus all the time. They move back and forth as you read. Your eyes react to changing images on the screen to create so your brain can process what you’re seeing. All these jobs require a lot of effort from your eye muscles, not unlike as with repetitive motion injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome. To make things worse, the screen adds contrast, flicker, and glare.

SOURCES: American Optometric Association: "Computer vision syndrome (CVS)"; "The relationship of computer vision syndrome to musculoskeletal disorders"; "Criteria for determining whether the need for eyeglasses or other treatment is related to computer use"; and "Computer vision syndrome threatens returning students."

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on August 17, 2019

SOURCES: American Optometric Association: "Computer vision syndrome (CVS)"; "The relationship of computer vision syndrome to musculoskeletal disorders"; "Criteria for determining whether the need for eyeglasses or other treatment is related to computer use"; and "Computer vision syndrome threatens returning students."

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on August 17, 2019

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