INFOGRAPHIC: How digital devices affect your eyes
MANILA, Philippines – You already know that using computers and mobile screens for long periods is bad for your eyes. But as long as your vision stays “20/20,” everything’s OK, right? Well, not exactly.
After using a digital screen for more than 2 hours, you may already experience symptoms of digital eyestrain or Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS).
Digital screens emit a lot of “blue light,” which reaches deeper into your eyes than normal visible light. This causes your eyes to work harder. Aside from the immediate physical discomfort such as fatigue and headaches, recent studies reveal possible links between CVS and long-term vision issues such as retina damage, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and cataracts.
In the infographic below, know more about CVS and how you can protect your eyes from it. If you're worried about your eyes’ health, you can take self-estimating visual tests online.
But the best protective and preventive step is still to schedule a check-up with an eye care provider as soon as possible. They have the expertise and equipment to assess your eye-related concerns, and to prescribe evidence-based solutions. – Rappler.com