In this modern era of technology,
computers, laptops and smart phones have become an integral part of life.
Computer application knowledge have replaced typewriting skills in a
job-seekers profile, and computers on every desk at modern workplaces made
But staring at the bright screens of these gadgets can
strain your eyes and rise many issues that could harm your vision. Here are
some tips to save yourself from the computer eye-strains and keep your eyes
healthy even when you spend more than 10 hours a day staring your monitor.
The following signs and symptoms
help you realize that your eyes are getting affected by your computer.
and tension around the eyes resulting in a headache within a few minutes.
and dry eyes.
f) Blurred and double vision.
If you are at your computer for
many hours together and you have been facing these problems lately, it's not
too late to act as yet. Here are some tips to help you protect your eyes and
stay away from geeky glasses.
Read It in Big Letters:
smaller the letters, the more your eyes have to strain themselves to read the
letters. Hence, keep the font size large and give a break to your eyes. Make
sure your screen resolution is at high for an easy visibility of the letters.
Switch to Print:
that there is an ocean of information and it is easy to pick what you want to
read from the number of websites present in the internet, but sometimes, it
doesn't harm to rely on books and print journals for a change. To prevent
eye-strain, print out the important content and read.
Take a Break:
Glaring continuously on your computer strains your
eyes and causes headache and fatigue. Remember to take a break of 20 seconds
after every 20 minutes. This means you need to take your eyes off from the
computer and stare into space or object that is approximately 20 feet away from
you. You can also take a short trip to the water cooler or restroom.
Use Proper Lightning:
Make sure that you have ambient lighting when
you are working on your computer. Too much brightness can strain your eyes
badly. The lighting should be half as bright as that are typically found in
many offices. Many people feel comfortable with a fluorescent lamp lit on the
top of their monitor. This trick too helps to reduce computer eye-strains. You
can also try changing the resolution of the monitor to avoid straining.
If you are still working on your old cathode ray tube
monitors, then it's time that you upgrade your system and bring home an LCD
monitor. LCD monitors are less harmful to your eyes than the old-fashioned
ones. When you purchase a new monitor for yourself, go for the screen with the
highest resolution possible. LCD / LED screens come free of flickering issues,
frequently found in old tube monitors. Flickering causes more strain to your
eyes. Select a display that has screen size of at least 19 inches.
Many people blink less while staring at their
computers. Dry eyes can result from prolonged hours of working on a computer.
Blinking produces tears in the eyes and helps them keep the moisture and
lubrication in the eye. So don't forget
to blink often.