Eye Care Tips For Computer

Spending long hours in front of computers, laptops, or televisions has become a part of modern man’s life today. There is no single profession that does not require use of computers. When at office, one has to spend long eight to nine hours, if not more, in front of the systems. But this rendezvous of modern man with his computer does not end here. Back home, once again he gets hooked to is laptop or television set for some entertainment. Working for late hours on computers is not uncommon either. In another words, there is no escape from computers nowadays.

All these take a heavy toll on the health of modern man, not to mention the eyes. And eyes being the most sensitive organs of our body, get very badly affected by these stress. Result- vision related problems and eye diseases. Here are some useful eye care tips for computer personnel, which if followed religiously will give long-term results:

Work for 20 to 30 minutes on computer at a stretch. Then look at a distant object and blink slowly several times. Do not stare at your computer. This can lead to Sjogren’s syndrome or dry eyes. Make a conscious effort to blink frequently, at least 12 to 15 times every minute. Once you start doing this, it will soon become a habit.

Exercise your eye balls at frequent intervals. Close your eyes and role them underneath the eyelids in clockwise and anti clockwise direction. While you do this this, breathe in deeply and breathe out. Finally, open your eyes very slowly.

Take a small piece of soft linen, say, your clean handkerchief, fold it in a square and puff on it till it is warm. Now, cover your eyes with the handkerchief for about a minute. It helps in relaxing and soothing your eyes. You can also do this with your palms, if you find your handkerchief not clean enough. Take small breaks at frequent intervals, and splash water on your face. This helps to cool your eyes. Take a brisk walk down the floor every time you take a break. Walking not only relaxes your whole body but also increases blood supply to your eyes.

Get an anti-glare screen fixed on to your computer monitor, or use your own pair of anti-glare glasses while working on computers. Also adjust the brightness of the monitor in such a way that the harmful glare from the computer screen is minimum.