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Will Bulka spends a big part of his workday online.
"I look at a computer screen anywhere between eight-to-ten hours a day," he says, and it takes its toll. You know, I come home from work sometimes with terrible headaches."
Headaches, blurred vision and focusing problems are all symptoms of it.
NOT AN OFFICIAL DIAGNOSIS
The American Optometric Association says it's not an official diagnosis, but it is a real problem that impacts as many as 70-percent of those who work at their computers daily for at least two hours.
"It's just proliferated, as computers have proliferated in our workplaces and our homes." says Jim Sheedy, OD, PhD with the AOA.
It can also happen when you're texting a lot.
Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) is the complex of eye and vision problems related to near work which are experienced during or related to computer use. CVS is characterized by visual symptoms which result from interaction with a computer display or its environment. In most cases, symptoms occur because the visual demands of the task exceed the visual abilities of the individual to comfortably perform the task.