Do you suffer from blurred or double vision after prolonged periods in front of a computer. Do your eyes water, feel dry or have problem focusing away from the screen?
If so, you're probably suffering from computer eyestrain.
While eyestrain related to computer use may not produce long-term vision consequences, it can prove unpleasant. Here are a few tips that can help reduce computer-related eye problems.
—Give your eyes a break by looking at something other than a computer screen. Take periodic breaks and do a few eye exercises, such as holding a finger a few inches in front of your face and focus on it as you slowly move it away. Also, shift your focus to something farther than eight feet away, and hold your eyes there for a few seconds.
—Mix up your routine. Stand up from the computer, and walk around for a few minutes. Perform some non-computer tasks, such as returning phone calls or going through the mail. Give yourself a break from the computer for a few minutes every hour.
—Force yourself to blink when sitting at the computer. Many people blink less, typically, at the computer, and this can lead to dry eyes.
—Give your eyes a mini massage several times a day. Place your elbows on your desk, with palms facing up. Allow let your weight fall forward and your head fall into your hands. Rest your eyes on the base of your palms, with your fingers extended toward your forehead. Shut your eyes and take a deep breath through your nose, hold it for four seconds, and exhale. Continue the deep breathing practice for 15-30 seconds....Click here to read the rest of the article at YoungMoney.com.