Eye Stress –
What Is It and
How You Can Avoid It
What is Eye Stress?
It is the process of the eye tissues and nerves getting strained and made into tension. Eyes have very sensitive tissues that can take up a limited amount of stress. If the tension or tolerance is exceeded it leads to Eye stress.
Eyes need explicit care and healthy treatment to keep vision clear and to avoid stress. Vision Problems are most common for the computer professionals in today’s world where people are working for hours in front of the computer screen.
Eyestrain Caused By Computers
Computer professionals are working for hours staring at the computer screen acquiring more Problems with Eyesight which may affect the eyes drastically over a period of time.
Some of the symptoms of eye problems are listed below.
- Eye itching
- Eye Irritation
- Eye pain
- Eye dryness
- Blurring of eyes
- Tears in eyes
- Reduced eye power etc.
Rest your eyes from continuous usage of computers frequently.
Every 15 minutes take your focus from your computer screen and stare at the wall for 5 minutes blinking your eyes. This will make your eyes switch to the normal light of the environment reducing the strain.
Warm up your palms by rubbing one with one other and then place your palms over your eyes. This will make your eyes feel less tired.
Eye twitching is one more effective way to keep your eyes nourished. Blink when you feel your eyes get dried. Blink your eyes from 10 to 20 counts for every 15 min or 30 min while using a computer.
Movement of your eyes is the main aspects in eye stress exercises. Sit in a calm airy place comfortably with no disturbance. Have your hands closer thumbs facing you with a closed palm, move your hands and make sure that your eyes follow your thumb. Perform the following exercises...
- Blink your eyes: for 10 counts. Open your eyes wide open and then close them tight. Be gentle in doing this exercise to avoid over strain.
- Eyes up and down: Move your eyes from up and down and vice versa for 10-15 counts. Repeat this for 3 sets. Blink your eyes between each set.
- Eye left to right: Move your eyes from left to right and from right to left for 10-15 counts. Repeat for 3 sets.
- Eye on a circle: Move your eyes in a circular movement i.e., clockwise and anti clockwise movement for 5 counts each.
- Eye signs: Move your eyes in a figure 8. Repeat it for 3-5 sets.
- Keep a black mark on the wall and concentrate on the black spot for as long as you can. This enhances eye power and increases your eye capacity of withstanding eye stress.
- Close your left eye and focus on the black spot for 5 min. then repeat it with the right eye. Do it for 3 sets each. This will stimulate eye focus for both the eyes separately.
- Rest your eyes for 10-20 min by keeping them closed after performing these eye stress exercise.
Some tips to be followed while using computers
Keep a distance of 2 feet away from the computer monitor to avoid more damage to your vision.
Splash cold water on your eyes to reduce eye itching and to avoid eye stress in your eyes caused by continuous staring at your computer screen.
Use ice bags on your eyes to give a cooling effect to eyes to enhance freshness and to reduce eye irritation.
Use protective glasses to help make your eyes safe from more radiations while using computer system.
Home remedies to fight eye stress problems:
Place a slice of cucumber on your eyes and rest for 10-20 min to relax your eyes. Which also enhances your skin.
Drink more water to provide nourishment to your eyes.
Maintain a balanced healthy diet to enhance a fresh healthy vision.
Avoid puffy eyes by resting your eyes and sleeping for at least 8 hours a day.
can be reduced by placing a paste of smashed potatoes over the eyes and resting for 10 min. You can also use an eye roll-on to reduce puffy and dark circles under the eyes.
Don't switch off the lights in the room while working with the computer. The brightness of the computer screen affects the stress.
Don't keep your face too close to the computer monitor.
Don't use a computer on a continuous stretch, take breaks
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