Can computers affect your vision?
When you work on a computer, your eyes have to focus and refocus all the time. They move back and forth as you read. Your eyes react to changing images on the screen to create so your brain can process what youíre seeing. All these jobs require a lot of effort from your eye muscles.
Besides, unlike a book or piece of paper, thecomputer screen adds contrast, flicker and glare.
Most modern day work style is computer based. This requires you to be on the computers all the time you are in the office.
To make matters worse, you are alsosurfing the net, being on social media or reading and typing from a paper.
These affect your eyes and you experience symptoms like dry eyes, tired eyes, headaches, neck pain, and blurred vision.
In a doctorís language you have a Computer Vision Syndrome, which is common inmodern day work style.
Tackle Computer Vision Syndrome with 6 simple steps that can minimise the impact:
1. Keep blinking. When you blink you wash your eyes in natural tears.
2. 20-20-20. Remember to take a break every 20 minutes to spend 20 seconds looking at something that is 20 feet away.
3. Get the right light. Donít keep it too bright. Try to work with natural light as and whenever possible.
4. Keep your monitor at least 20 inches from your eyes. Make sure itís big enough and with just the right brightness and contrast. Adjust the screen settings to your comfort.
5. Do you wear glasses while on computer? Check with your doctor and wear appropriate eye glasses. It helps.
6. Have a routine health check-up done for conditions like diabetes, blood pressure and glaucoma.
For more information talk to Sanjeevini Hospital.