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Survey Paper | Ophthalmology | India | Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023
A Survey Project on Prevalence of Digital Eye Strain among College Students after COVID 19 Outbreak
Abstract: Purpose of this study: The main aim of this study is to assess the relationship between digital eye strain and exposure to digital devices among college students post covid outbreak in the year 2021. Methodology: For the above study, sixty three students are selected purposively and surveyed using a pre designed self - administered questionnaire on digital eye strain. Results: Sixty three students are studied and tables and charts are made accordingly. From the table we can see that, digital eye strain is associated with number of hours exposed to the screen and number of days of device used. Conclusion: Digital eye strain (DES), also known as computer vision syndrome, encompasses a range of ocular and visual symptoms, and estimates suggest its prevalence may be 50% or more among computer users. Symptoms fall into two main categories: those linked to accommodative or binocular vision stress and external symptoms linked to dry eye. At greatest risk for developing DES are those persons who spend two or more continuous hours at a computer or using a digital screen device every day. Solutions to digital screen - related vision problems are varied. However, they can usually be alleviated by obtaining regular eye care and making changes in how the screen is viewed. In some cases, individuals who do not require the use of eyeglasses for other daily activities may benefit from glasses prescribed specifically for computer use. In addition, persons already wearing glasses may find their current prescription does not provide optimal vision for viewing a computer.
Keywords: Digital eye strain, COVID - 19, digital devices, asthenopia
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023,
Pages: 603 - 606