• Ways to Avoid Eye Strain While Working on a Computer

  •  Manish  | : May 13, 2017, 2 a.m.
  • ways to avoid eye strain
  • Working on digital devices like computer, laptop, tablet, etc., for prolonged hours can lead to CVS or Computer Vision Syndrome. In today’s times, most of the people work on computer for more than 6 hours a day which can lead to dry, irritated and fatigued eyes. And, these are symptoms of CVS. But if you follow these tips, you can minimize the chances of developing CVS and ease off its symptoms.


    1. Blink your eyes often


    blink your eyes often

    Staring at screens of digital devices can cause dryness and burning. So, keep blinking your eyes often and in every 20 minutes, take a break by looking at something 20 feet away.


    2. Wear appropriate eyeglasses


    wear appropriate eyeglasses

    Wear computer glasses that are specially designed for computer use. The lenses in these eyeglasses feature an intermediate zone of vision allowing you to focus your eyes at a distance where your computer screen is placed.


    3. Adjust the brightness of your computer screen


    adjust the brightness of your computer screen

    Keeping your monitor bright reduces the rate of flickering which is the main cause of eye fatigue and headache. Also, a bright screen enables you to work comfortably for prolonged hours allowing a greater range of focus and reducing the need for the eyes to accommodate.


    4. Keep your monitor at the right position


    keep your monitor at the right position

    If not positioned at a proper distance, your monitor can cause eyestrain. Hence, the screen should be placed 15-20 degrees below your eye level and 20-28 inches away from your eyes.


    5. Massage your eyes for relaxation


    massage your eyes for relaxation

    You should also massage the area around your eyes in order to relax your muscles and give them comfort. For doing so, simply rub your palms together until they become warm and then cover your eyes with your palms to transfer the warmth.


    6. Add vitamins and minerals to your diet


    add vitamins and minerals to your diet

    Have foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals that are good for the eyes like Vitamin A, C and E, Zinc and B complex. Or, you can go for supplements rich in these nutrients to boost your vision health.


    7. Visit an eye specialist


    visit an eye specialist

    Ensure you visit an eye care specialist at least once in a year who can advise you on what kind of eyeglasses, lens coatings and contact lenses to use to reduce the strain while working on a computer.


    These are the 7 simple yet important tips that you should keep in mind when working on digital screens.

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