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Many of the vitamins and minerals in our bodies are found in much higher concentrations in our eyes, so a diet lacking in these vitamins and minerals can lead to vision problems as we grow older.
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Eat the foods and take the supplements that provide the antioxidant vitamins and minerals your eyes require.
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March - Save Your Vision Month
March is one of those months that seems to be full of “National Awareness” themes. For example, even though January is National Eye Care Month, the American Optometric Association felt like it would be a great idea to devote another entire month to making the public aware of the everyday dangers to eyesight. I see no problem with this – after all, eyesight is one of the most important senses we have – so I wanted to send a newsletter further explaining the dangers of Computer Vision Syndrome.
This condition is getting more and more prevalent every year, and the really scary thing is we don't even know how serious it might be yet. It's only been recently that people have routinely spent their entire day, week after week, working solely on computers. Most Eye Diseases take decades to become apparent, sometimes a whole lifetime, so we really have no idea what kind of a long term effect this will have on us.
That's why I feel it's extremely important to be as knowledgeable and aware of computer vision syndrome as possible. There are several different things that you can do to lessen the Eyestrain Caused by Computers on your eyes. Of course, not using a computer for eight hours a day would be the most beneficial, but a lot of us need to use them for work, so unfortunately that's not really an option.
Use a high resolution – Try to work on the highest screen resolution possible. Low-resolution monitors make the text blurry and out of focus, and your eyes have to strain even harder to make sense of the image.
Minimize glare – Have you ever worked at a computer or tried to watch TV with an open window behind you? It put a huge glare on the screen and made it harder to actually see what was on the monitor, right? This gives your eyes the same trouble as working on a low-resolution screen. There are essentially two images on the same surface, so your eyes have to work extra hard to sort out the “relevant” image. Fix this by making sure there's no glare or reflection on the monitor.
Work at a good distance – Some people sit too close to their monitors, others sit too far away. Both of these scenarios can increase the strain on your eyes and wear them out much sooner. 1 to 2 feet away from the monitor is considered a good distance, but you should settle on whatever feels most comfortable. If your comfort distance is less than a foot from the monitor you might have a Vision Problem
such as Myopia also known as “nearsightedness” or “short sightedness” that needs to be corrected.
Don't slouch – After hours sitting in the same position, it's easy to lose posture and slouch forward. This strains your shoulders and neck as well as your eyes, and is why most people get tension headaches and neck pain. Make a conscious effort to sit up straight.
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