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Computer Vision Syndrome and Digital Eye Strain

Computers, tablets, e-readers, smartphones and other electronic devices with visual displays all can cause tired eyes, digital eye strain and computer vision syndrome.

And computer-related eye problems have become widespread: according to a 2015 survey by The Vision Council, 65 percent of American adults reported having symptoms of digital eye strain.


Learn how to protect yourself from digital eye strain, including how specially designed computer glasses can relieve tired eyes, 10 tips to reduce computer eye strain, how computer ergonomics can minimize your risk of computer vision problems, and more.

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Self-Test

Take this quiz on computer eye strain and computer vision syndrome to test your knowledge about how computer use affects your eyes and what you can do about it.

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Page updated November 2017