Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Tips to soothe your eyes

Spending umpteen hours in front of a laptop or PC is bound to cause eye strain, sooner or later. So, does your vision get blurry after working on the computer for a few hours?

Do you suffer from frequent headaches while working? Are you having trouble reading street signs? If yes, there's no doubt your eyes are getting strained. Read on to find out how to combat the problem.

Increase eye flexibility
Whenever your eyes are tired or the edges of your vision blur, do a couple of eye flexibility exercises. Move your eyes up and down and from side to side in an open space. Move your eyes slowly, as if you are making an '8'. Gently massage the areas around your eyes to relax the muscles.

Take a break
Looking at the computer continuously is bad. You need to take breaks in between, even if it means keeping a reminder on your phone. Go for a short walk around the office. If you can't, look out of the window and do some flexibility and strength exercises.

Get some light
Go out in the sun (not in the scorching heat, but warm sunlight), close your eyes and slowly turn your head from side to side with the sun shining on your face. It is relaxing.

Eye-strengthening exercises
These require practice and gradually, they will reduce the blurring. Begin by holding your thumb a few inches in front of you. Focus first on your thumb and then on something that's at a distance of 20 feet. Focussing your eyes simultaneously on short and long-distance objects strengthens them. Also, blink rapidly when your eyes are weary. This helps the muscles to relax and also reduces blurred vision.

Adjust screen settings
Decrease the brightness of your computer screen and increase the font size. The longer we spend on devices, the more our eyes get strained. Do not neglect your eye problems for long.

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