Computer vision syndrome refers to a group of eye/vision complaints resulting from the use of a computer, tablet, and cell phone for an extended period of time. Computer vision syndrome does not only affect adults but can also affect children. Homeopathic remedies for computer vision syndrome help ease the symptoms and bring symptomatic relief.
Some factors that increase the risk of computer vision syndrome are uncorrected vision problems (refractive error), pre-existing dry eyes, constant working on a computer without taking any breaks or giving rest to the eyes, poor posture while using a computer, poor lighting, screen glare and viewing computer from incorrect distance and angle. This condition is also known as Digital Eye Strain.
Homeopathic Remedies for Computer Vision Syndrome
Homeopathy medicines are highly beneficial to treat computer vision syndrome. These medicines help to manage the symptoms of computer vision syndrome and bring relief. Symptoms of computer vision syndrome including dry, red eyes, blurred vision, eye strain, tired eyes, irritation in eyes, burning in eyes, double vision, headaches, and neck pain can all be wonderfully managed with natural medicines. The top listed medicines that help manage the symptoms of computer vision syndrome include Ruta, Belladonna, Physostigma, Euphrasia, and Gelsemium.
1. Ruta – To Manage Eye Strain, Tired Eyes
Ruta is prepared from a plant Ruta Graveolens commonly known by the name of Rue of the natural order Rutaceae. Ruta is very helpful to manage complaint of eye strain and tired eyes in cases of computer vision syndrome. Aching is felt in the eyes along with eye strain. Objects seem dim with dullness/weakness of sight. Vision gets blurred. Irritation is felt in eyes with watering. Pressure is also felt deep in the eyes. Burning sensation in eyes is also experienced. Headaches are frequently experienced from eye strain in cases requiring Ruta.
2. Belladonna – For Dry, Red Eyes
Belladonna is prepared from a plant named Deadly Nightshade of the natural order Solanaceae. Belladonna is very beneficial to manage dry, red eyes in computer vision syndrome. The eyes are congested and dry. A feeling of sand being present in the eyes is felt. Pressive pain deep in the eyes may be felt that gets worse by movement and by light. Double vision may also be complained of. Heat and burning in the eyes may be felt. Sometimes itching and smarting in the eye is felt. Belladonna also helps to manage headaches in case of computer vision syndrome.
3. Physostigma – For Computer Vision Syndrome with Blurred Vision
Physostigma is prepared from the bean of a plant Physostigma venenosum commonly known by the name of Calabar Bean of the natural order Leguminosae. Physostigma works well in cases of computer vision syndrome with blurred vision. Objects in the line of vision seem mixed and double-vision may appear in some cases. Along with this, dull pain over the eyes is felt. The eyes feel weak and a drawing sensation in the eyes may be present. The eyes may also water excessively.
4. Euphrasia – For Computer Vision Syndrome with Irritation and Burning in Eyes
Euphrasia is prepared from a plant Euphrasia Officinalis having common name eyebright. The natural order of this plant is Scrophulariaceae. Euphrasia is very useful to manage irritation and burning in the eyes in cases of computer vision syndrome. Irritation and burning are attended with excessive watering from the eyes. Marked biting and smarting sensation are felt in the eyes. Sometimes a grittiness or sensation of sand is experienced in the eyes. Eyes feel dry and very itchy. Vision gets somewhat dim. Pressure and tension appear in the eyes.
5. Gelsemium – To Manage Double Vision
Gelsemium is prepared from the bark of the root of plant Gelsemium Sempervirens commonly known by the name of Yellow Jasmine of the natural order Loganiaceae. Gelsemium is valuable to manage complaint of double vision in computer vision syndrome cases. The double vision is most felt when looking sideways. Dimness of sight attends. Along with this heaviness of the eyes is prominent. Eyes feel sore with aching pains. Redness of the eyes along with watering is also noted with the above symptoms.
6. Natrum Mur – For Headaches in Computer Vision Syndrome
Natrum Mur is significant medicine for treating headaches in computer vision syndrome. For using Natrum Mur the nature of pain in head varies from case to case. It may be beating and throbbing type. In some cases, it feels like little hammers knocking in the head while in some cases bursting sensation in the head is felt. Dull, heavy pain in the head may be there in a few cases. The forehead mostly feels tensed with the sensation of weight over it. Along with this strain and aching pain is felt in the eyes. Eyes also get red. Vision feels dim, and in some cases, double vision may also be present.
7. Rhus Tox – For Managing Neck Pain and Stiffness
Rhus Tox is an excellent medicine for managing neck pain in computer vision syndrome. In cases needing Rhus Tox, the neck feels very painful and stiff. The pain extends to shoulders from the neck. Pain is also felt between shoulder-blades and scapulae. The pain and stiffness get worse at rest while movement of the neck gives relief. Warmth also helps to relieve the pain.
8. Cimicifuga – For Neck Pain in Digital Eye Strain
Cimicifuga is prepared from the root of a plant named Cimicifuga racemosa commonly known by the name of Black Cohosh. The natural order of this plant is Ranunculaceae. Cimicifuga is also indicated for managing neck pain in computer vision syndrome. Neck also feel stiff and contracted along with pain where Cimicifuga is indicated. Pain is excessive that worsens from even moving the hands. The neck also feels sensitive to touch. Neck muscles also feel sore.
Symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome
The symptoms of computer vision syndrome include dry, red eyes, blurred vision, eye strain, tired eyes, irritation in eyes, burning in eyes, double vision, headaches, neck pain, and shoulder pain.