Published: 2022-05-27

Health promotion an eye opener tool for computer vision syndrome

Vaishnavi G. Adhav, Jayesh A. Pawar, Rajlaxmi V. Nimbalkar, Saurabh K. Ingole, Sakshi S. Kshirsagar, Vanisree Ramanathan


Background: Computer is one of the most common office tools used in a variety of institutions worldwide. Using a computer for an extended period of time put users at a higher risk of developing computer vision syndrome. The leading occupational health problem of the 21st century is computer vision syndrome

Methods: This is an online-based, cross-sectional study that was conducted between June 3rd and June 14th, 2021. We selected approximately 200 computer users, both students and working, ranging in age from 10 to 40 years, who spend a significant amount of time in front of a digital screen. Data was gathered by completing an online questionnaire form about C.V.S.

Results: A Google form was filled out by 200 people, both students and working professionals, and it was discovered that more than 90% of the population are aware of the negative effects of excessive screen time. Only having knowledge and being aware is insufficient to reduce CVS incidences and prevalence. Approaches to health promotion are critical in understanding the reasons for the increased prevalence of CVS. Only 41% wear protective eyewear, demonstrating negligence and the importance of a behavioural change approach in reducing CVS prevalence.

Conclusions: We can conclude that excessive screen use can cause problems. People may be aware of the negative effects of screens, but they continue to ignore their eye health. Educating yourself on the ideal eye screen distance of 51 cm (20 inches) is essential, as is the use of protective eyewear.


Health promotion, Awareness, Computer vision syndrome, Knowledge screentime

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