7 out of 10 people suffer “Computer Vision Syndrome (SVI)”

7 out of 10 people suffer “Computer Vision Syndrome (SVI)”

People younger than 60 years watch an average of 8 hours a day electronic devices within a short distance. So many hours front screen can affect vision and end up becoming a problem that can cause vision problems like eyestrain, itching, dry eyes, blurred vision, redness or even headache and pain in the eyelids.

According to a study realized for Col·legi Oficial d’Òptics i Optometristes de Catalunya, over 60 people spend almost four hours a day front screen while many under 30 years of age spend more than 10 hours, of which 3 hours half spend them looking mobile phone. We have to think that the estimated time recommended would be a maximum of two hours a day.

We have to be aware that the excessive use of screens and a short distance with these causes one greater effort when it comes to focus and therefore not only causes visual fatigue that also may increase myopia or other defects of refraction. To look at a screen at short distance for so many followed hours supposes for our optical system a very important effort. In the case of mobile phones and tablets, the distance factor is essential. The letter and the measurement of the screen are smaller and we approached more and more without realizing.

Also, as it has been verified across numerous studies, to sleep with an electronic device near you can affect the quality of the sleep. The light of these devices affects sleep and concentration to sleep. This fact causes less performance during the day and is directly related to an increased use of electronic screens before going to sleep.

Another factor that affects in great part the dream is the blue light that emit computers as the tablets. This type of light penetrates very easily in our eyelids and activates a state of “alert” in the brain that does not help to relax and for which costs us more rest and rest during the night.

Today, the screens are a reality in our personal and professional life. It’s almost impossible to avoid the visual display of these devices. If we can but, follow a series of tips that will help us to reduce that today already cataloged as Computer Vision Syndrome (SVI). For example, look away every 20 minutes 20 seconds and blink or close the eyes, place the screen below the height, avoid glare on the screen, sit properly (ergonomics is important for good visual performance) or not to sleep with a mobile device in the bedside table, are some options to mitigate the effects discussed.

Post your comment

In accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (REGULATION (EU) 2016/679), the following information about the processing of personal data is disclosed to you.

Responsible: Institut Català de la Retina, S.L., Institut Català de Cirurgia refractiva, S.L. (from now on ICR)

Representative of Data Protection Contact: C/Pau Alcover nº 67 08017 Barcelona – rgpd@icrcat.com

Aim: The purpose of the treatment is to manage the information you provide us and after having your consent, publish the testimonial on our website.

Legitimization: The legal basis for the present treatment is the request made by you and having your consent.

Recipients: The recipients of the information are the departments and delegations in which ICR is organized, in part or in its entirety. It will not be communicated to third parties.

Rights: At any time, you can exercise your rights of access, rectification, deletion, opposition, limitation of treatment and / or portability of data by writing to the RPD Representative of Data Protection at the address provided in contact. You can also revoke consents to other treatments. You can also request more information from the RPD about the treatments performed.
In the event that you consider that your rights have been violated, you can submit a claim to the competent Data Protection Control Authority.

For all purposes, the user accepts that the opinion expressed will be exclusively his /her responsibility. The user assumes under his / her exclusive responsibility the damages or harms that may derive from it.
ICR will not be responsible for the accuracy, quality, reliability, correctness, morality and legality of the data, information or opinions published by users.
ICR reserves the right not to publish all opinions of users.
The user is solely responsible of his /her username. ICR will not be responsible for the illegal use or for illicit purposes that other users can make of this user name.

Preservation: The collected data will be kept during the time required for the requested management, for at most 30 days.

ICR Ganduxer Headquarters

c/Ganduxer,117
08022 Barcelona

ICR Pau Alcover

C. Pau Alcover 67
08017 Barcelona

ICR Terrassa

C. del Nord, 77
08221 Terrassa

Clínica Bonanova Surgical Center

Passeig Bonanova, 22
08022 Barcelona

Clinica Bonanova Tests and Treatments

c/ Mandri, 63
08022 Barcelona

ICR Service at Clínica Ntra. Sra. del Remei

c/ de l'Escorial,148
08024 Barcelona
This website uses cookies in order to collect statistical information regarding navigation. If you keep on surfing this website, it shall be deemed to have acknowledged its use. More information.