Computer eye strain is the first computer related health complaint.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) January 16, 2014
On January 2, 2014, host Tanya Mack of The Doctors Roundtable on BusinessRadioX® sat down with Dr. Marc Lay to talk about the causes, symptoms and treatments for Computer Vision Syndrome.
Marc Lay, O.D., specializes in treating ocular disease with Georgia Eye Physicians in Duluth, Georgia. Dr. Lay completed his doctoral research on Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), often caused by unsuitable work environments and improper use of eye glasses and contacts. Symptoms are typically associated with “near work” and can include: eye fatigue, dry eyes, blurred vision, and headaches. Treatments range from limiting exposure, to redesign of work environments (lighting, computer settings), eye drops and proper use and fitting of eye devices.
The American Optometry Association reports that in Western cultures, many American workers spend hours looking at computer screens. The Vision Council reported in 2012 that 70% of Americans will experience some eye strain from looking at digital devices annually.
According to Dr. Lay, "Computer eye strain is the first computer related health complaint. Some vision health care experts report that if you are looking at a computer screen or digital device for more than 2 hours per day, you have a 90% chance of developing CVS."
Dr. Lay went on to explain that CVS also affects work performance and the bottom line for companies with a significant workforce that works on computers and digital devices. "It is becoming a public health issue as in 2013, over 10 million visits to eye professionals were made for CVS."
To learn more about Dr. Lay's work with Computer Vision Syndrome, tune in to this episode of The Doctors Roundtable.
About The Doctors Roundtable:
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