Eyestrain – If you spend hours a day in front of a computer screen (like me), and have experienced anything along the lines of: eyes burning, neck aching, vision blurring, or head throbbing, you might have a common problem known as Eyestrain.
In medical terms it’s called Computer Vision Syndrome, and it comes from a combination of your monitor’s bright back light, glare and staring at a screen for extended periods of time.
Eyestrain may include one or a combination of the Conditions;
- Pain and tension around the eyes and/or temples (which can spread to the head, neck and back)
- Eye dryness and/or redness
- Sensitivity to light
- Difficulty performing visual tasks
- Blurred vision
- Double vision
How Do I Relieve Eyestrain?
Step 1 :Blink
Most of them forget to do this simple exercise while working sincerely. As per the research every person should blink atleast 10-15 times in 20 seconds to reduce the eye strain.
Step 2: Adjust your monitor’s position
A simple tweak to your monitor setup can go a long way in solving your eyestrain. For optimal comfort, your monitor should be 20-30 inches away from your eyes. Additionally, the top of your monitor should be at eye level, as you should be looking down at your work, not up.
Step 3 :Observe the 20-20-20 Rule
Looking into the distance to let your eyes relax is called the 20-20-20 rule, and is an easy trick to remember to reduce eyestrain. To help you deal with this problem, the 20-20-20 rule suggest that after every 20 minutes, you (the computer user) should take a break for at least 20 seconds and look at objects that are 20 feet away from you.
Use the Above Mentioned app which help you remember to get up and move around,Protect Your vision. It will remind you periodically to move around or at least look out and focus somewhere else for every 20 minutes.
Step 4: Take Frequent Breaks
While most of us can’t afford to get up from the computer every half hour while we work, it is important to find time to stop for a few minutes and do something that doesn’t involve looking at the screen. Go get a glass of water, or just do a lap around your cubicle, or talk to that person you were planning to send an email. Your eyes will thank you.
Step 5: Take an Eye exam
Having a routine comprehensive eye exam is the most important thing you can do to prevent or treat computer vision problems. During your exam, be sure to tell your eye doctor how often you use a computer at work and at home. Measure how far your eyes are from your screen when you sit at your computer, and bring this measurement to your exam so your eye doctor can test your eyes at that specific working distance.
Remember friends, your eyes weren’t designed for nonstop computer use. If you work on your computer for long hours, eyestrain is bound to occur. Don’t let eyestrain sneak up on you. Make healthy adjustments as soon as you can.