Rest Your Eyes

Optical Health

Working for hours on a computer, tablet or mobile phone can lead to computer eye strain, as they’re fixed on the screen at a specific distance for long periods. Take a few moments to refresh your eyes by following OPSM's tips. If you still find that your eyes are tired and sore at the end of the day, it might be time for an eye test, even if you’re not due for one.

  • Put a reminder on your computer to take a 2-3 minute break from the screen every 45 minutes

  • Limit your children’s computer and gaming activity to 45 minutes a session

  • Blink frequently, as it helps you avoid dry eyes and irritation

  • Order anti-reflective coating on your glasses to minimise glare

  • Avoid lighting that’s in your direct line of sight or reflects off the screen

  • Place any reference or reading material at the same distance as your screen so your eyes don’t have to readjust

It’s worth giving your eyes some gentle exercise too. These routines take very little time and can be done on a daily basis.

Routine 1 – High, Low: Keeping your back and neck straight, and your head still, look as high as possible, then look down. Repeat this 10 times, then close and rest your eyes for about 30 seconds
Routine 2 – Left, Right: Keeping your eyes wide open, look as far to the right as possible, then to the left. Again, repeat 10 times, then close and rest your eyes for 30 seconds

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Tags: Eye Health
Category: Optical Health


Dr. Prashant Pandey posted at 2:32 PM 15-Jul-2015

Thank you for sharing information, this is very useful.

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