Dry Eye Problems & VDT Computer Screens

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Dry Eyes from Computer Screens?

Are you ever bothered by dry eyes when you stare at a computer screen too long, play video games for a while or even just use your iPad or computer tablet for long periods of time? There is a good reason that you experience dry eye symptoms when using these VDT screens.

Video Display Terminal Use & Dry Eyes
According to researchers publishing in the American Journal of Ophthalmology, users of video display screens or computer terminals are at greater risk for symptoms of dry eyes and dry eye disease (DED). In this study a group of 672 young and middle-aged Japanese office workers who used video display terminals (VDT) completed questionnaires and underwent dry eye testing. Of the 672 workers, 76.5% had definite dry or probable dry eye disease with the percentage being higher in woman than men and higher in office workers over 30 years of age especially if they used computers more than 8 hours per day. Thus, DED is common among young to middle-aged VDT or computer screen users. Thus, it is recommended that anyone using VDT or computer screens of any type for moderate to long periods of time or even those who notice increased dryness or grittiness should take measure to try and keep the eye surface moist and intact such as the use of lubricants, artificial tears or even more aggressive measures if the extensive use of the VDT or computer screens is a daily event.

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