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Computer Vision Syndrome – Eye Strain Removal

July 1st, 2009

Don’t go with the title name as its not a technical issue here. We thought of talking about the reasons of Eye fatigue caused due to computers. You might already received a lot about this through forwarded emails but still let us shortened the story and deliver as may be useful for some tech savvy like you.

When you are in front of computer for long hours it can cause Headaches, Eye Irritation, Eye Fatigue and also Blurred Vision. Check out the reasons and effective measures to follow.

Reasons for Eye Fatigue and Irritation

1. Having a fixed posture which keeps the upper Body Fixed for a long period of time.
2. Continously Gazing the computer Monitor
3. Eye Muscles do not get an opportunity to move
4. Light sources falling on the computer screen causes glares and will have an adverse effect on your Eye pupils
5. When working in the computer the blink rate of our eyes reduces to 5-10 per/minute whereas in general it will be 15-20 a minute.

Simple Eye Exercises for keeping your Eyes Strain Free

1. Before getting to start your work keep your eyes closed, roll your eyeballs both clock and anticlockwise and take a deep breath. Gradually open your eyes while releasing your breath. This excercise will take only a minute and will serve a good workout for the eyes.

2. 20-20-20 Rule: Every 20 minutes of looking into the computer screen, look at any object placed 20 feets away resulting the change in the focal length of your eyes. Try and blink your eyes for 20 times to moisten them. If you are a person who used to talk more while working at the computer like providing technical support, then for every hour you can stand and try to walk a little bit which will help the blood circulation for the entire body.

3. Include foods that are beneficial for your Eyes health. Some of them Include Cauliflower, Sunflower seeds, raw cabbage, Watercress, cantaloupes broccoli. Carrot Juice is Excellent in preventing common Eye problems.

4. Keep two used tea bags in the refrigerator before you leave for work. Once you are home, place the tea bags on your eyes for a few minutes – this will soothe your tired eyes.

5. When You return From Work cut two thin Slices of fresh potato or cucumber Slices and Place them Just Over Your eyes. Lie Down and keep it for 10 Minutes.After that Wash your Face with Cold Water.

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