– One out of every five patients contacting DocOnline complain of eye-related problems
– Women too not behind in the ailment that’s turning epidemic in urban India
Pune: Living in the technological era, extensive use of computer monitors, mobile phones and staring at other electronic visual display units often cause strain to our eyes. Such strain experienced by the eyes is referred to as ‘Digital Eye Strain’, also known as computer eye strain.
The trends observed between January 2018 and August 2018 by DocOnline, a platform that provides access to doctor consulting services digitally, one out of every five patients seeking help are victims of Digital Eye Strain. Surprisingly, one out of every four complainants of digital eye strain are young women who are pursuing higher education or working in companies and must deal with computers.
Commenting on rising concerns, Dr. Shilpa of DocOnline said, “Excessive usage of gadgets is leading to severe eye-related ailments among all sections of the society. At the rate at which the problem is rising, there is a risk of the ailment turning into an epidemic at some stage.”
“Self-regulation and some basic health measures will help the young and the old do not fall prey to the symptoms of digital eye strain,” concluded Dr. Shilpa
With increasing work on computers and laptops for long hours, research has revealed that people are prone to several health problems. These can include disturbing visual symptoms with redness of eyes, eye strain, eye twitching, headache and physical fatigue. As a result, there is a loss in productivity at work, increase in errors, poor performance and health also suffers.
Following are some important practices that can be implemented to reduce eye strain:
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