have become an inseparable part of our daily lives. Long hours of working on the
computers can cause the so-called Computer Vision Syndrome.
The eyes ache,
feel tired, look
red. There may be associated headache, dark circles under eyes
What do I do?
cannot quit computer use, its your bread and butter! But you can take
some Eye health measures.
Rest the eyes at
intervals. Look into the distance, this
decreases the eyestrain. Change of focus relaxes the strained eye
Blink your eyes
consciously intermittently. What happens is, you keep on staring at the
screen with concentration, without blinking. This causes drying of eyes
and leads to redness, eye pain. Artificial tear drops may be needed.
Get your eyes
checked from an
experienced Eye Care professional. Convey your problem. Correct any
refractive error. All these years, there was a need only for distance and
near correction. Computers have created a need for refractive correction
at intermittent distance. Trifocal Glasses may be required.
reflection from the computer especially added with improper room
glare from other light sources while working with the computers can cause
eye strain. Many now recommend a special coating on Eye glasses to
decrease these reflections from the computer.
Positioning of the computer
is important too. The screen should be at eye level, with the top of the
computer just visible while sitting erect.