Computer Vision Syndrome Prevention
There are some visual practices that can be changed to reduce the symptoms experienced from Computer Vision Syndrome. Controlling lighting and the glare on the computer screen and establishing proper working distances, and body posture for computer viewing, are ways to help minimize the symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome.
Another practice that those with Computer Vision Syndrome symptoms can perform is to blink more frequently. Those who work on computers for extended periods have been found to blink about five times less than average. Blinking less frequently causes tears to evaporate more quickly and leads to less eye moisture or dryer eyes. Those who blink slowly 10 times every 20 minutes re-moisturize their eyes.
Most importantly, eyestrain and focusing fatigue occurs when one looks at a computer screen for too long without taking a break. What doctors call the 20-20-20 rule, helps prevent eyestrain. The 20-20-20 rule calls for one to look away from the screen at an object that is at least 20 feet away, every 20 minutes, for 20 seconds. Another way to relieve accumulated stress from building up in the Ciliary body muscles of the eye is to look away from the computer screen at an object that is far away from you for 10 to 15 seconds and then look at an closer object closer to you for 10 to 15 seconds and performing this sequence 10 times every 20 minutes.
Relieving accumulated stress on the Ciliary body muscles by performing vision therapy is another option and is very effective treatment and prevention.