Dryness Just One Component Of Computer Vision Syndrome

Writing in the Los Angeles Times (6/21) “Healthy Skeptic” column, Chris Woolston discusses computer vision syndrome. Jim Sheedy, OD, PhD, a fellow of the American Optometric Association, “estimates that one in six eye exam patients have at least some computer-related complaints.” So, “it’s no wonder that a few companies offer drops specifically to soothe the eyes of the computer set.” While “eyedrops containing glycerin or another lubricant…can definitely help bring temporary relief to dry eyes, Sheedy says,” eye “drops can’t relieve all of the symptoms, and they can’t prevent the syndrome in the first place.” In other words, people with computer vision syndrome should focus on getting proper glasses, taking frequent breaks, and even doing something else not computer-related.

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