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A New Treatment for Computer Vision Syndrome

A New Treatment for Computer Vision Syndrome

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Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), also referred to as Digital Eye Strain, describes a group of eye and vision-related problems that result from prolonged computer, tablet, e-reader and cell phone use (AOA, 2016). Symptoms of CVS include headaches, ocular fatigue, blurred vision and dryness of the eyes (Blehm, 2005).

The authors of this study believe that a more effective treatment for CVS lies in addressing problems of alignment between the mid-peripheral and central visual tracking systems. This paper describes the results of a prospective clinical study of spectacles with progressive prismatic correction that demonstrates the efficacy of this treatment in a subset of patients with CVS.