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How to prevent computer eyestrain

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Computers are inevitable, and they are essential in most of the works that we do. Most of our works are done on the computer and so we use it for several hours every day. Using it for such a long time and doing it every day can put lots of strain on our eyes.

If you are spending a lot of time staring at a flickering computer screen, sometimes it can cause dry, burning eyes along with aching back, neck shoulders, or head and if you also have blurry vision, then probably you are suffering from CVS.

If you have this problem, what can you do?

There are a few things that you can do which will help you prevent and get rid of CVS.

Look down not up

You need to ensure that you are looking down at the computer screens and not up. You can tilt your screen slightly downwards so its center is about 4 to 8 inches below eye level. If you put your screen at such a high that you have to look up, it can cause cream on your neck. It can also cause CVS.

Take a break

Instead of sitting for several hours at a stretch, you need to take a break in between. You need to take a break every 15 minutes. Every 15 minutes, look from side to side and then gauge into the distance. You can also perform some shoulder rolls when you look around. It will give you a nice neck stretch.

Send up

You can take a 10-minute bathroom break at least every two hours. Even if you do not go to the bathroom, you need to take this break and stand out. Walk for 10 minutes and let your eyes idle. You can also make phone calls while walking and let your eyes wander. You can do anything that does not involve intense focusing.

Use eyedrops

Eyedrops or good for you. When you keep staring at a screen, you blink less. Because of that, you may have dry eyes. You can use some preservative-free eyedrops which will moisture in your eyes. Blinking eyes also help you keep your eyes well hydrated.

Check your glasses

It is important to ensure that you have the right eyeglasses. You can talk to an optometrist about the right computer glasses for yourself. Not all glasses are good for you. Driving glasses are good for driving and magnifier glasses are good for reading but they may not be good enough or using while working on your computer. There are some specific lenses that can help you prevent eye strain from using a computer for a longer duration.

Sleep better

Sleeping better not only helps to revive your body, but it can also help you improve the health of your eyes. You need good sleep to ensure that your eyes are fine. Your eyes need sleep to revive and that is why you need a good shut-eye every night.