These days, many of us have jobs that require us to stare at computer screens for hours at a time. That can put a real strain on your eye as it requires a lot of effort from eye muscles. Working on a computer is more challenging to your eyes than reading a book or piece of paper, because a computer screen also adds the elements of screen contrast, flicker, and glare.
Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), also referred to as Digital Eye Strain, describes a group of eye and vision-related problems that result from prolonged computer, tablet, e-reader and cell phone use. Many individuals experience eye discomfort and vision problems when viewing digital screens for extended periods and are most commonly seen in myopic or astigmatic individuals.
Research shows that between 50% and 90% of people who work at a computer screen have at least some symptoms. Working adults aren't the only ones affected. Kids who stare at tablets or use computers during the day at school can have issues, too, especially if the lighting and their posture are less than ideal.
Symptoms are: eye strain, watering of eyes, dryness, itching, burning sensation and redness of eyes, head ache, neck and shoulder pain.
Computers, which are an integral part of modern world were not invented during those times when ayurvedic classics were born. But fortunately, ayurvedic scholars have described in depth about almost all kinds of diseases, and CVS is considered to be very similar to shushkhakshipaka as per Ayurveda. The causes in addition are:
- Direct exposure to smoke.
- Very cold environments.
- Hot and dry climates.
- Suppression of natural urges.
- Continuous weeping.
- Altered sleep pattern.
- Excess anger and grief.
According to Ayurveda, due to the causes, vata (basic element of body) gets vitiated and reaches the eyes. It then vitiates pitta (basic element) in the eyes as well. This affects the entire eyes and leads to depletion of ashru (tear secretion) resulting in dryness and inflammation of eyes which is called shushkakshipaka.
It is an accepted truth that our food and habits determine what we are. The habits that are accustomed by the person is the main cause for the condition and Ayurveda recommends to eliminate the cause at first place for the complete recovery.
Kooplicat Ayurveda Hospital has incorporated cooling and rejuvenating therapies for eyes affected by bright light, high voltage electric spark, and heat exposure along with eradicating the root cause of the disease. Local therapies and medication for nourishment along with customised ayurvedic diet are also provided to enhance your quality of life as well.