Eye Care Tips For Computer Users

Does your job require you being in front of a computer all day long? Then you must have experienced discomfort such as headaches, eyestrain, dry or irritated eyes, temporarily blurred vision etc. These problems are usually faced by regular computer users.

Regardless of whether you use a computer at work, home or both, a regular eye test (routine test) is important. This should be done annually. The doctor will check you for dry eye syndrome, irritated eyes etc.

How well do you know your eyes?

Retina – The retina is a light-sensitive layer at the back of the eye that covers about 65 percent of its interior surface.

Cornea – This is a refractive zone that guides light to reach the retina.

Tears – This may be referred to as the first line of defence. They also serve as lubrication via keeping eyes moist and nourished. They are also responsible for corrective lens function.

Eyelids – The main function of eye lids is to protect your eyes from dirt, dust and harsh light.

Retina and Optic Nerve – These are a bunch of intricate wiring that carries vision signals between your brain and eyes.

Eyelashes – A protective net for your eyes.

Pupil – Controls the amount of light that enters your eyes.

Lens – A refractive zone that also guides light into the retina.

Your Accountability
You must take special care of keeping your eyes in good shape. This is your responsibility. You need to look at distant object after every 20 to 30 minutes of work. Also blink several times.
Prevent Dry Eyes
Most people tend to reduce blink rate while working on pc. This can lead to dry eyes. Hence, it is important to blink at least 12 to 15 times every minute.
Eye Exercise
Eye exercise is important to keep eyes healthy and in good shape. The exercise is simple. All you require doing is blink several times, then close your eyes and role them in clockwise and anti clockwise direction. While doing this, inhale and exhale slowly and open your eyes slowly after doing this.
Rub your palms against each other till them become warm. Now cover your eyes with warm palms for about a minute. Palming is one of the best ways to relax and soothe eyes.
Anti Reflective Coat
It is important to attach an anti reflective coating on spectacle lenses to prevent discomfort to your eyes. This helps your eyes to balance vision with bright and dim light. If you use computer a lot, it is crucial to wear specially designed glasses made by well experienced optometrist.


Ianna @ Unique Vision Eyeglasses Philippines
Ianna @ Unique Vision Eyeglasses Philippines

That is a very informative article and thank you for sharing, now I know what to do since I spend almost eight hours looking at the monitor of my laptop. I can now protect my eyes with all of these tips.

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