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10 Tips of relief for Computer Vision Syndrome

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10 Tips of relief for Computer Vision Syndrome

Nowadays, it appears that everyone is looking at a computer screen, phone, or other digital gadget, which is generating a condition known as digital eye strain. Eye tiredness and discomfort, dry eyes, headaches, impaired vision, neck and shoulder pain, eye twitching, and red eyes are all symptoms of computer vision syndrome.

Here are some simple things you may take to lessen eye strain and other computer vision syndrome symptoms.

1 The most essential thing you can do to avoid or correct computer vision issues is to have a routine complete eye checkup. If you haven't had an eye exam in the previous two years, make an appointment with a local optometrist.

2 Excessively bright light, whether from outside sunshine streaming in via a window or from harsh indoor lighting, frequently causes eye strain. When working on a computer, your ambient (background) lighting should be approximately half as bright as that seen in most offices.

3 Computer eye strain can also be caused by glare from light bouncing off walls and completed surfaces, as well as reflections on your computer screen. Consider adding an anti-glare screen and, if feasible, painting shiny white walls a darker color with a matte finish.

4 Replace your old tube-style monitor (also known as a cathode ray tube or CRT) with a flat-panel LED (light-emitting diode) screen with a non-reflective surface if you haven't already. Also, select a display that is somewhat large. Choose a display with a diagonal screen size of at least 47cm for a desktop computer. (The size of the computer is mentioned in this sentence)

5 Adjust the display's brightness to be about equal to the brightness of your surrounding workplace. 

6 Blinking is essential when working at a computer because it keeps your eyes wet and prevents dryness and discomfort. People blink less frequently when gazing at a screen — only about one-third as frequently as they typically do — and many blinks made during computer work are merely partial lid closes, according to research.

7 Focusing fatigue is another cause of computer eye strain. Look away from your computer at least every 20 minutes and gaze at a distant object (approximately 20 meters away) for at least 20 seconds to avoid the danger of straining your eyes by continuously focusing on your screen. This is known as the "20-20-20 rule". Looking far away relaxes the eye and reduces tiredness.

8 Take regular screen breaks during the workday to lower your risk of computer vision syndrome and neck, back, and shoulder pain (at least one 10-minute break every hour).

9 Computer vision syndrome is also exacerbated by poor posture. Adjust the height of your desk and chair so that your feet rest comfortably on the floor. Place your computer screen 50 to 60 cm away from your eyes. The center of your screen should be roughly 10 to 15 degrees below your eyes for optimal head and neck placement.

10 You may benefit from having your optometrist make customized computer/reading glasses for maximum comfort at your computer. This is especially true if you wear contact lenses, which can get dry and unpleasant after a long period of screen time.

Computer vision syndrome is becoming a serious issue for many people. Luckily, there are contact lenses and ways to limit the negative effects that computers and tablets have on our eyes. If you're reading this, then your eyes are likely burning right now. But don't worry—you can easily reduce eye strain by implementing a few simple changes in your daily routine. Just remember that this is not an overnight process; it will take some time before everything becomes easier on your eyes.

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