Eye Care Tips for computer users and professionals

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Eye Care Tips for computer users and professionals

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Computers have become indispensable in work place. Professionals spend more time working at computer workstations. The combination of fixed and constrained body postures, work overload and unsuitable workstations can lead to health problems like aches and pains in the shoulders, forearm, wrist, hand, back & neck pain and eyes strain.

Normal blink rate in human is 16-20 per minute. When this blink rate gets reduced to 6-8 blinks/minute, it results in dry eyes. Near focusing for long hours causes eye strain. Early presbyopia (need for reading glasses) sets in. Other symptoms include headache, eye strain, blurred vision, dry or irritated eyes, double vision, light sensitivity, neck ache, back aches etc.

The predisposing factors which mainly cause discomfort are

1.Work place conditions
2.Working habits
3.Visual conditions
4.Nature of work
5.Length of time spent at computer
6.Reduced blinking rate
7.In co ordination between design of work station and design of glasses.

A Good Chair: Feet should rest on the floor. Angle should be of 90 degrees at the knee. Arm rest is desirable. Back rest must support the area from the upper ridge of the pelvis to the shoulder blades.The curve in the back rest must support the hollow in lower back. An adjustable tilt is desirable.

Lighting – Required illumination on the working surface. Lower level illuminance for general areas. (3:1 ratio)
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Monitor should be more than 5 inches from the eyes.

Ideal viewing area is 6 inches below the horizontal eye level.

Work with fonts of darker shades on light background.

Attach an anti-glare screen in front of the monitor.

Use screen mounted document holder at the same plane.

Use suspended lights from ceiling & windows with curtains to avoid light hitting directly on eyes.

Avoid sitting in front of AC or in a room with low humidity.

20-20-20 rule – Take short breaks for your eyes every 20 minutes between your work for 20 seconds and look 20 feet away.

Give proper rest to the eyes – Close your eyes for 20 seconds at least every half an hour.

Correct near vision with glasses.

Use of Anti reflective coating glasses can reduce glare from a monitor.

Contact lens users need to lubricate their eyes frequently.

Lastly working at the computer is not harmful to eyes, but make sure to examine your eyes at least once a year.
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TAKE CARE OF YOUR EYES WHILE USING PC

It is for all of us, who spend long hours at our desks, looking at the computer screen.

Step I :-

After every 20 minutes of looking into the computer screen, turn your head and try to look at any object placed at least 20 feet away. This changes the focal length of your eyes, a must-do for the tired eyes.


Step II :-

Try and blink your eyes for 20 times in succession, to moisten them.

Step III :-

Time permitting of course, one should walk 20 paces after every 20 minutes of sitting in one particular posture. Helps blood circulation for the entire body.
Circulate among all if you care. They say that your eyes are mirrors of your soul, so do take care of them, they are priceless.
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EYE BLINKING
Did you know that on average we blink 12 times per minute, but when we’re on the computer, we only blink 5 times per minute? With so many of us spending time in front of the computer every day, it’s no surprise that research is showing a rise in the detection of visual problems. Follow these five simple steps to help reduce your risk of computer vision syndrome.

1. Position your scree...n about an arm’s length from your eyes and 20 degrees below eye level.

2. Set colour and contrast tones to suit your eyes, and match the brightness of your screen with your surroundings.

3. Minimize reflected glare on your screen by using dimmer switches on lights and a protective anti-glare screen cover.

4. Keep your screen free of fingerprints and dust.

5. Use the 20-20-20 rule (every 20 minutes take a 20 second break and focus your eyes on something at least 20 feet away).

And don't forget to blink!
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I agree with you. Eye is an important part of the body and it is necessary to take proper care of this eyes. If proper care is not taken then lot of serious eyes problem can be happened which is unavoidable.
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