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Symptoms and Causes for the Digital Eye Strain Syndrome

Shoulder pain, tiredness, problems with focusing, headache or red eyes are just some of the signs that you might be suffering from Digital Eye Strain Syndrome, also called Computer Vision Syndrome. Typical causes are the high screen time we are exposed to as digital workers but also an incorrect viewing angel, poor lightning, blue light hazard or simply the wrong eyewear.

Symptoms vs. Causes

What are your options? For joint pain we usually put some sort of cream, or we go to a massage therapist to relieve the neck pain. Headache is usually cured quite simply by taking some medication that will solve the pain quickly. Even for tiredness we are having our ways of curing this problem: in Germany three quarter of the population are drinking coffee on a regular basis (Statista Online Survey, 2021). But all those so called solutions are only fighting symptoms instead of solving the causes of the problem mentioned above.

Getting rid of the root cause problem

Digital Office Health (DigOH) is the recording of the sources of error in workplace design and visual ergonomics, as well as the resulting complaints related to digital visual stress and broader health problems.

With the help of wearable sensors it is possible to analyze objective data by running it through artificial intelligence that will create comprehensive reports for the user and the eye specialist. He can then create personalized solutions that correct vision, recommend a correct workplace set-up or prescribe eye wellness treatments.

Real Life Scenarios

Just imagine the following case: Lisa is a 44 year old lawyer that suffers from bruning eyes, blurry vision and back pain every day after spending long hours working on digital screens. She realizes: she could be suffering from Digital Eye Strain Syndrome (DES). She books an appointment with an optician to get more background on her problem. He performs a comprehensive eye exam on her und then tells her about something called “visual behavior analysis”: a device named “Vivior Monitor” will collect visual behavior data while she is wearing it. The data will be used to determine personalized solutions to her DES.

For two days Lisa is wearing the monitor attached to a visual aid at work. It collects light conditions, head positions and movement, break and movement scores and distance and height to the screen.

Back at the optician he can now create a report based on her data as well as a concept with personalized solutions. From now on Lisa wears her personalized office glasses, optimizes light, adjusts the screen height and implements effective breaks. After following this for a while she is finally happy, fells energized and solved the root cause of her problems!

Vivior is tapping into a whole new market

With the Office Health rollout, Vivior is now entering a promising market: employers nowadays need to make sure that workers in their home office are working in the right set-up so that sick leaves or even long term damages on employees can be prevented. Investing in Vivior’s visual behavior analysis together with the services of a partnered optician, can not only improve the productivity of employees but also make sure that they are working in a sustainable and healthy work environment when they are in their home working set-up.

In Germany almost half of all companies are stating to use a hybrid working model between working from home and in an office (IHK Berlin). This trend is putting more and more importance on working-from-home office health. So far companies, if at all, used simple forms to collect some data on how employees are working from home. Vivior is not only digitalizing this process but also implementing AI-supported ways of monitoring habits while working from home to give out individualized solutions.

Vivior is the first wearable monitoring device for the eyes that can objectively monitor the user’s vision behaviour / how people use their vision​. Vivior is the only solution that links eye health to objective vision behavior data, allowing eye care professionals to find the optimal vision solution for better vision, better wellbeing, and better health

Your chance to be part of Vivior’s success

Aescuvest is providing everyone with the chance of having a stake in Vivior’s future success. Their business model is unique while solving a problem that is getting more and more serious. The trend of having some sort of visual aid is definitely rising: from 2014 to 2019 the amount of Germans having glasses rose from 63% to 67% (Brillenstudie, Institut für Demoskopie, 2019).

Make sure to read more about Vivior in their Investment Exposé that you can simply access by clicking here to decide how much you are willing to invest in Vivior!