WOW. The Nielsen Ratings released amazing data about how much time US consumers are spending staring at digital screens, from TVs to PCs to smartphones. Did you know we are spending an average of 43 hours a month looking at smartphone screens (viewing apps, browsers, videos)? That’s an hour and 43 minutes a day – in addition to all the hours you spend on your PC at work or studying/researching, personal TV viewing, etc. That means Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) is a real problem that’s only getting worse!
Here, from the American Optometric Association, are signs you are experiencing CVS: eyestrain, headaches, blurred vision, dry eyes, and neck and shoulder pain. These symptoms may be caused by poor lighting, glare on the digital screen, improper viewing distances, poor seating posture, and uncorrected vision problems. What to do about it? You may need contact lenses or eyeglasses specifically prescribed for screen viewing – even if you don’t need corrective lenses for anything else! You also may need to change your screen viewing habits.
More from AOA: http://www.aoa.org