Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), an eye syndrome that results in blurry vision and dry eye, is caused by continuous use of the digital screen. Without proper eye care, CVS can develop into destructive eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, and retinal detachment. iRelief is a smartphone-based eye exercising tool to reduce CVS. This app allows its users to perform various eye exercises and tests in order to strengthen their eye muscles and track how it impacted CVS. There are two parts to iRelief: 1) eye exercises through various patterns generated to increase an individual’s eye movement range. 2) eye tests that measure whether or not visual range was improved and CVS was decreased. I used an iPhone, Macbook, and a software called Xcode to build iRelief. Instead of committing to monthly doctor appointments, it is easier to monitor and reduce the syndrome with easily accessible technology which makes iRelief an important app.
What inspired you?
Before the end of summer, my brother came home with Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) because he was spending too much time on the computer. I was curious about CVS so I started doing some research on CVS symptoms, remedies, and found that the major symptoms were dry eye and eye strain. That’s when I came up with an idea to make this iphone tool that allows you to exercise your eye and monitor your progression of CVS.