Most office workers spend much of their day sitting in front of a computer. Eye strain from computer use can cause a variety of issues ranging from dry eyes to difficulty concentrating and headache. The condition likely doesn’t cause permanent eye damage, but it can still affect computer users’ comfort. Here are some expert tips to avoid this condition.
1.Readjust your computer screen
The position of your computer can add to your eyestrain. Optimally, the screen should be 20-30 inches away from eyes, and the top of the monitor should be eye-level.
2.Take regular work breaks
Take regular work breaks to allow your eyes to relax. The 20-20-20 rule is easy to remember: every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break and look at something 20 feet away.
3.Use proper lighting
Eye strain is often caused by excessively bright light or poor light. When you use your computer, your ambient lighting should be about half as bright as that typically found in most offices.
4.Take vitamins and minerals
Vitamins and minerals that offer key antioxidants and ingredients will help improve the health of the eyes and reduce eyestrain. These can include vitamins A, C, and E with a B complex and zinc.
Gentle eye massage can help relax your tired eyes. Use your fingers to massage the eyelids and the muscle above the eyebrows for about 30 seconds. Then do massage on the lower eyelids for the same amount of time. Do this 1 or 2 times daily.