11 Steps to Relief Computer Eye Strain

11 Steps to Relief Computer Eye Strain

With so many of us using computers at work, computer eye strain has become a major job-related complaint. Studies show that eye strain and other bothersome visual symptoms occur in 50 to 90 percent of computer workers.

These problems can range from physical fatigue, decreased productivity and increased numbers of work errors, to minor annoyances like eye twitching and red eyes.

Here are 11 easy steps you can take to reduce your risk of computer eye strain and other common symptoms of computer vision syndrome (CVS)

1. Get a comprehensive eye exam.

2. Use proper lighting.

3. Minimize glare.

4. Upgrade your display.

5. Adjust your computer display settings.

  • Brightness
  • Text size and contrast
  • Color temperature

6. Blink more often.

7. Exercise your eyes.

8. Take frequent breaks.

9. Modify your workstation.

10. Consider computer eyewear.

11. Contact Your Optometrist

Read the original article published on allaboutvision.com written by Gary Heiting, OD.

Taking good care of your eyes is extremely important, so if you’re experiencing an eye problem that lasts more than seven days, results in your eye being permanently shut, moves into your entire face, causes redness or swelling and/or changes into a drooping eyelid, contact your Optometrist right away.  Please feel free to contact our in-house 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore Optometrist who will be more than happy to see you as soon as possible.


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