Keep contact lenses hydrated "to avoid CVS"

Keep contact lenses hydrated "to avoid CVS"

There are several tips contact lens wearers should follow if they do not want to develop computer vision syndrome (CVS), an expert has said.

Dr Todd Wilbee claimed that those with contact lenses are at particular risk of problems caused by prolonged computer usage because their eyes can become dry, meaning that lenses must be well hydrated.

Writing for the Montreal Gazette, the specialist added that lenses must be clean, well-fitted and the right prescription in order to avoid damaging the eyes.

He explained: "The symptoms of CVS include eyestrain, headaches, blurred vision, dry or irritated eyes, double vision, excessive squinting, watery eyes and eye pain."

According to Dr Wilbee, around 80 per cent of the population spend more than two hours at a computer each day, which has led to an increase in the number of cases of CVS.

by Emily Tait

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