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Computers Can Irritate Your Eyes

eye-strain-causes-symptoms-treatmentThese days computers are a part of our daily routine. You wake in the morning and perhaps the first thing you are looking at are your gadgets – mobile phone, laptop, or tablet – browsing through your email or through your Facebook page.
A news article from News TV said that too much TV could strain the eyes, and that same goes when you spend too much time looking through your computer and mobile phone.

Can too much computer time cause computer damage?

Dr Blakeney, College of Optometrists adviser said that computers do not cause permanent damage to the eyes; but, it can strain the eyes or worsen eye problems.
Experts say that although computers do not cause permanent damage to the eye, people who spends more than 3 hours a day browsing through screens may cause eye irritation. And if you are already suffering from eye problems, the symptoms may become worse.
Find out what your current eye problems are. If you think you have more than eye strain problems such as sagging eye problems, you will need to see a doctor for consultation for a possible blepharoplasty.
Here are the symptoms of eye irritation that you may experience:
• Eyestrain
• Headaches
• Itchy eyes
• Dry or watering eyes
• Burning sensations
• Changes in color perception
• Blurred vision
• Difficulty focusing

Reduce Computer Related Eyestrain

Ways to minimize damage to the eyes when using computer

With today’s digital age, it is quite impossible to remove computers from your daily use especially if you need the device to complete a day’s work. Nonetheless, there are of techniques to reduce possible harm to your eyes brought on by prolonged exposure to computer screens.
  • It is necessary to place your computer in a proper position. The top most portion of the screen must be at eye level and must be at around 18-30 inches away from the user.
  • The display screen also needs to be a little bit bent back at about 10 to 15 degrees angle with respect to the person’s specific need. Bending the screen a bit backwards protects the user’s eye from glaring lights from the ceiling.
  • Glaring lights can also be shunned by setting shades over windows, or by simply using a glare screen.
  • Blinking can also reduce eye problems. Several computer users don’t actually realize that they blink less when using the computer. Blinking is vital because it flushes the eyes with their naturally healing fluids.
  • If you can’t avoid prolonged exposure to computer screens, take a quick break every 2 hours. This will help relax your eyes and reduce possible eye strain issues.

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