Top 9 eye care tips for computer users


With so many of us using computers at work, computer eye strain has become a major job-related complaint. Studies show that eye strain and other bothersome visual symptoms occur in 50 to 90 percent of computer workers.

These problems can range from physical fatigue, decreased productivity and increased numbers of work errors, to minor annoyances like eye twitching and red eyes.

Here are 10 easy steps you can take to reduce your risk of computer eye strain and other common symptoms of computer vision syndrome (CVS):

1Optimise the angle, height and distance of your screen. Being the wrong distance away from your screen can increase muscle strain and visual discomfort.

2Take a short break from your computer screen at least once every hour; ensure that you move and look away from your computer.

3Be conscious of blinking regularly.

4Keep your computer screen clean. Ensure there is no glare from windows or lights.

5Ensure that your computer screen is not flickering.

6Adjust your computer display settings such as brightness, text size etc.

7Look away from your computer at least every 20 minutes and gaze at a distant object (at least 20 feet away) for at least 20 seconds.

8Drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated.

9Have periodical eye examinations.

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