CVS Threatens 40m Iranians

CVS Threatens 40m IraniansCVS Threatens 40m Iranians

Research shows that 80% of people who work with computers for more than two hours a day are at high risk of the Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS).

CVS is a temporary condition resulting from focusing the eyes on a computer display for protracted, uninterrupted periods of time.

According to Dr. Abbas Azimi, member of Iran Optometry Council, a majority of computer users in Iran are between 15 to 40 years of age, reports IRNA.

Symptoms of CVS fall into three categories of vision, eye, and physical problems including:  headaches, blurred vision and neck pain, redness in the eyes, fatigue, eye stress, dry and irritated eyes, double vision, vertigo/dizziness, polyopia (seeing two or more images arranged in ordered rows and columns), and difficulty in refocusing. The syndrome impedes users’ efficiency by up to 20%.

The 15th congress of optometry will address diagnosis and treatment of CVS from May 13 – 15 at the Khorasan Razavi Optometry Council in Mashhad.