take our eyes for granted but we rely on them every minute of the waking day.
Do we take proper care of them? Do we take note when they’re tired because of digital
eyestrain, tech fatigue or computer vision syndromes which are all terms to
describe tired and overworked eyes.
not a serious condition but anyone who regularly stares at a screen for more
than two hours at a time will be familiar with the symptoms.
long distances, reading fine print or focusing on detailed work close up for
extended periods can also have the same affect and strain our eyes.
Why does this happen?
activity where you tend not to blink as often as you would normally do can
cause symptoms of eye fatigue. You may also clinch the facial muscles muscles
around your eyelids, temples and jaw as your eyes work to stay focused. This
adds to the discomfort.
vision problems due to regular irregularities in the shape of your eyes may
also lead to eyestrain. The good news is that eye strain does not cause you
Burning sensation in the eye area.
Watery or uncomfortably dry eye.
Sensitivity to light.
Blurred or double vision.
Sore neck shoulders or back due to muscle tension.
Looking after your eyes.
best treatment for eye strain is rest which will usually ease the discomfort in
the short term.
regular breaks when you’re focusing close up for long periods as when reading
or when using electronic devices like computers and smartphones and also when
the lighting so that the light is behind you and focus directly on your book when
lubricating eye drops which can help to reduce dryness and redness.
the contrast brightness and font size on your screen to make it easier to read.
- Adjust the monitor so the top of the screen is just below eye level.
your screen clear to avoid glare and reflection caused by dust and dirt.
eyes are far too important to neglect. Make sure that you see you’re at
optometrist for regular eye tests and specific exercises to strengthen your eye