Best Tips for Eye Care When Sitting Long Hours on computer


With so many professions being computer dependent, it’s nearly impossible for most folks to decrease the time they spend staring at a screen.  So, what can you do to protect your vision?

1. Proper lighting: Whether reading a book or an illuminated digital screen, a desk lamp aimed at your workspace helps minimize eye strain.

2. Proper positioning: Setting your computer in a position so that you are looking downward several inches tends to be the most comfortable for the eyes.  Also, try to minimize the amount of glare and reflections from lights or windows picked up by your screen.

3. Blink: It’s easy to get so caught up in what’s on our monitors that we stare excessively and forget to blink normally. Yet, the tears that wash over our eyes when blinking help prevent irritation and drying.  So, try to be aware of whether or not you’re blinking and blink frequently.

4. Take regular breaks: If possible take a break from the screen every 20-30 minutes, looking at something more distant for half a minute or so.  This shift in focus engages other eye muscles and gives the ones focusing on your monitor some time to relax.

5. Eye exercises: There are a number of exercises you can do to strengthen your eye muscles, including making figure eights with your eyes while keeping your head straight.  Another exercise that requires you to alternate the focus of your eyes (thus engaging different muscles) is a little trickier:  Point your index fingers toward each other, about an inch apart.  Hold them about eight inches away from your eyes at eye level.  Look over your fingers at a distant object while still visually being aware of your fingers.  If you’re doing it right, you will see a little “hot dog” floating between your two fingers (can take a few tries to get it.)  Refocus your eyes on your fingers.  Repeat several times.

source: care2.com

Just Take Care of Eyes: Easy Tips to Follow



Eyes are said to be the mirrors of your soul. But they are also the first one show signs of stress and fatigue. Long working hours, setting in front of computer or TV and unhealthy living all seems to take a heavy stroll on eyes. Watering eyes are a common problem mainly because of the increase pollution levels, smoke and dirt. The best remedy is to wash your eyes often with plenty of cold water; putting eye tone and rose water may also help. Lack of sleep, allergies and odd timings of being awake may lead to the problem of dark circles under the eyes. Smoking heavily and drinking too may be a cause. To avoid this, take adequate sleep and drink plenty of water. Apply under eye gel or aloevera cream, almond oil before going to sleep. This too reduces dark circles to a considerable extent.

Always wear sunglasses while going out in the sun. Maintain a healthy regime and take proper 15 minutes break from your work to relax your eyes. Close eyelids for few minutes, this will cool your eyes a lot.