The prolonged computer use will not damage
your vision, but it can make you to feel uncomfortable and decrease
productivity. Try some of the below mentioned tips which will help you
relax the tired eyes.
spend most of your weekday sitting in front of a video display terminal,
you've probably noticed that using a computer can be a pain in the neck, the
eyes and almost every other part of your body!
wonder computers cause eye strain. Studies have shown that computer users
tend to stare at a glowing screen without blinking for much longer periods
than do people who use typewriters. This is why many people using computers
experience dry eye problems. In addition, computer screens reflect a great
deal of glare - from windows, overhead lights and even the user's own bright
clothing. Finally, many computer users sit practically face-to-face with the
you spend every day or only a few hours a week using a computer, there are
steps you can (and should) take to reduce the physical strains from computer
follow, when using a computer:
Have a thorough eye examination. While everyone should have their eyes
checked once a year, annual eye exams are especially important for computer
"20/20 rule." Keep your face at least 20 inches from the screen and pause
every 20 minutes or so to look around the room, so your eyes can focus on
distant objects. Regular eye exercise helps prevent eye strain.
materials you are working with at the same distance as the screen. This
reduces strain of your eyes and neck.
you have a glare screen, which should block glare without making the
characters on the monitor appear fuzzy. Also if possible, move or adjust the
computer screen to avoid reflections from windows or indoor lights.
Sit on a
stable, comfortable, adjustable chair. If it is possible to put the keyboard
a few inches below the desktop, for example, with an adjustable table, or by
using a center drawer of a desk for a pullout keyboard rest, do so. This
will keep your arms at a more comfortable angle.
computer monitor at a 35-degree angle below your eyes. This reduces
incidence of Dry Eye.
preservative-free artificial tears intermittently when on the computer if
your eyes get red and irritated. Much of computer fatigue is caused by Dry
take periodic breaks from the computer during the day, walk around and do
some non-computer tasks for about 15 minutes every two or three hours...