Are staring at a computer screen for long ??

@roshand8 (1481)
Sri Lanka
July 25, 2008 6:37am CST
It's easy to forget how important eye health is,until a problem comes up.To avoid macular degeneration,cataracts,blurry "computer" vision you should eat leafy greens vegetables like spinach,collard greens and kale.Blueberries are associated with reduction of eye fatigue,Omega 3 fish oil helps clear eyesight and eye health.Pamper your eyes,try placing two slices of soothing cucumber over closed eyes for 15 minutes,it cools and refresh the eyes especially if you are working on computers everyday. If you work at a computer,remember the 20/20/20 rule.Take a break every 20 minutes and look at something 20 feet away or farther.This helps your eyes to refocus and relax and prevents the blurry vision that can occur by staring at a computer screen for too long. Did you follow the 20/20/20 rule ?
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24 responses
@misty99 (736)
25 Jul 08
Hi friend....i didn't know that 20/20/20 rule.Thanks for coming up with this discussion,i am starting to feel tiredness of the eyes,blurry sight particularly when facing the computer for a long time.Your topic is very useful and informative.Keep it up,posting good topics.
@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
25 Jul 08
oh..thank you misty I really appreciate it my friend.. thank you for sharing .Keep your eyes healthy and cheers...
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• Philippines
25 Jul 08
In addition to that 20/20/20 rule, it's advisable to look at any green colored objects or surface. Better if you can look at a green tree or green grass. Green is soathing to the eye and it helps relax tiny eye muscles. I tried this and you can really see a little relief of a strain eye. Do not put cold water thru your eye because it will just worsen the soar.
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@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
25 Jul 08
thank you very much for the tip megandsam yes,your right looking at green is good for your eyes.Go green,keep healthy and cheers...
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• India
25 Jul 08
I havent gone to an eye specialist. But since my work involves staring at the computer for long hours I usually take the advice of people in following the 20/20/20 rule. Also some other ergonomics are taught to us by our employers. On the other hand, we have to maintain our health and take it seriously. As you said, I prefer to eat food rich in vitamins, minerals like iron and eat vegetables fruits and natural sources of food. Hope that keeps us healthy and prevents us from health problems.
@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
25 Jul 08
you are right premacharles,thank you for sharing.Keep your eyes healthy and cheers..
• Indonesia
25 Jul 08
hi roshand, that's useful information, thx so much i really need it cause my daily work need my to work with computer for long hours.
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@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
25 Jul 08
your welcome keep your eyes healthy and cheers..
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@baileycows (3669)
• United States
25 Jul 08
Yes, because I sit at a computer about 12 hours a day. I had to go to the eye doctor and he told me this rule. Anyway I started using it and it works really well my eyes don't hurt anymore.
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@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
25 Jul 08
Thank you sharing your experience baileycows.Keep it up! keep healthy and cheers..
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@mialei23 (2386)
• Philippines
25 Jul 08
Thanks for that post roshand8, well veggies is good for our health. I love eating veggies too. I got eye problem too, I'm far sightedness, I usually can't stand long hours in front of the computer. We should not wash our face after we work in front of the computer because our eyes were tired. Did someone experienced like the nerve in their eyes are moving or beating. Well, it does mean my eyes are tired... I guess, I don't have 20/20 vision now I'm 27 years old and I usually work in front of my laptop everyday. I usually read my books in a dim light since I was in high school. Well, just an advice to all younger people out there, avoid all of that stuff and take good care of your eyes. And eat some food that are rich in Vitamin A like liver, carrots, broccoli,cantaloupe melon,mango, papaya and many more.Thanks my friend, keep on posting and happy myLot!
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@mialei23 (2386)
• Philippines
25 Jul 08
Sorry I got a problem about my browser that's why my post was doubled,
@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
25 Jul 08
Thank you mialei I really appreciate it my friend,and thank you very much for your advise.Keep healthy and cheers...
@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
25 Jul 08
No problem...
@tenn77 (184)
• United States
25 Jul 08
Yeah, that's right pal.
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@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
26 Jul 08
Thank you for sharing tenn keep you eyes healthy ,have a nice day and cheers.....
@bamakelly (5194)
• United States
25 Jul 08
I really do appreciate the topic you brought to discussion. I do try to take periodic breaks but I am going to try to take your advice about taking a break every twenty minutes and giving my eyes a rest. I have heard of the staring away from computer rule. Can't say that I use that rule like I should. But now I am going to heed the warning about eye degeneration. I am going to try to be more careful. Thank you very much for the advice.
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@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
25 Jul 08
Thank you very much bamakelly,I really appreciate it.. Yes you should be more careful about your eyes.It's very nice to share these things with my mylotters.Thank you very much for taking my advice.. keep healthy and cheers...
@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
25 Jul 08
I have never even heard of that rule.
@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
26 Jul 08
Hi cj,Now you've heard it and I think you should follow the rule my friend,it's good for your eye health.Thank you for sharing,have a nice weekend,keep your eyes healthy and cheers...
@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
26 Jul 08
20/20/20 rule means take 20 second break every 20 minutes and look at least 20 feet away,this will give yours eyes a break and a chance to adjust focus.This will help you to avoid blurry "computer" vision and more..
@mialei23 (2386)
• Philippines
25 Jul 08
Thanks for that post roshand8, well veggies is good for our health. I love eating veggies too. I got eye problem too, I'm far sightedness, I usually can't stand long hours in front of the computer. We should not wash our face after we work in front of the computer because our eyes were tired. Did someone experienced like the nerve in their eyes are moving or beating. Well, it does mean my eyes are tired... I guess, I don't have 20/20 vision now I'm 27 years old and I usually work in front of my laptop everyday. I usually read my books in a dim light since I was in high school. Well, just an advice to all younger people out there, avoid all of that stuff and take good care of your eyes. And eat some food that are rich in Vitamin A like liver, carrots, broccoli,cantaloupe melon,mango, papaya and many more.Thanks my friend, keep on posting and happy myLot!
@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
25 Jul 08
@mialei23 (2386)
• Philippines
25 Jul 08
Thanks my friend.
@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
26 Jul 08
No not yet, I been in a computer for almost 15 hrs a day but I have no time to relax my eyes. I know it's bad.... and maybe I would try it now so that I still can have my eyes till I got old. Thanks for the tips and starting right now I will do it.
@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
26 Jul 08
well I am so happy to hear that lynboobsy you've took the right step thank you and thank you for sharing.Keep your eyes healthy,have a great weekend and cheers....
• Philippines
26 Jul 08
uhmmm.. i usually infront of my desktop computer for more than 16 hours.. but i still had a good vison hehe.. maybe one day i will check my eyes though..
@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
26 Jul 08
That's good,but I think everyone should pay attention to their eyes health before something come up later in their lives Thank you for sharing schizzoanino keep healthy,have great weekend and cheers..
@xParanoiax (6999)
• United States
26 Jul 08
I usually eat pretty healthy, but I admit I do need more breaks from staring at screens. I do alot of work online, and I write alot (on the computer) and I'm an activist blogger...so alot of time spent online, heh. Hopefully I can remember to take more breaks. Blurry computer vision concerns me and I get it alot.
@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
26 Jul 08
Hello xParanoiax,Thank you for sharing.. keep your eyes healthy Have a great weekend and cheers...
@bmorehouse1 (1029)
• United States
26 Jul 08
My mother has macular degeneration and it is an inherited disease, so I figure sometime down the road I will most likely acquire it. Any suggestions to help keep that from happening is most welcome. I do get blurry vision if I stay on the computer too long, so I will keep the 20/20/20 rule in mind. Thanks for the helpful tips! Best wishes!
@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
26 Jul 08
Thank you very much bmorehouse I really appreciate it,as far as I know there is no proven preventive medications for age-related macular degeneration.My grand mom also had it.You should eat lots of leafy green vegetables,this will help you to avoid macular degeneration,if you are smoking stop smoking and protect your eyes from sun exposure.It is very important for you to have your eyes checked regularly bmorehouse,because members of your family had it I think.Thank you for sharing,keep healthy,have a great day and cheers...
@movicont (495)
• United States
26 Jul 08
I should definitely follow the 20/20/20 rule--oughta help me keep 20/20 vision (which, sadly, I don't have.) Actually, the 20/20/20 rule is something my optometrist has been repeating to me numerous times. I even purchased a pair of flippers from her (which are basically two sets of glasses attached to a stick--on one side the glasses are +100 whereas on the other they are -100). They are supposed to simulate looking at faraway places and closer places in a short segment of time. Exercise (especially a sport) would actually do the same thing...except that it would help more than your eyes.
@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
26 Jul 08
Thank you for sharing movicont,yeah you really should follow the rule,don't push your self to it,ease your self to it by understanding the consequences Keep healthy,have a great weekend and cheers...
@salonga (27957)
• Philippines
26 Jul 08
This is a very helpful post roshand! Very good! I find it worth reading because it gives me useful tips because I'm one person who stays at the front of the computer all the time. So now as you posted, I will rest my eyes every 20 minutes and look as far as I could. And oh yes that cucumber are great. I am always doing that and it's really effective. Thanks again!
@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
26 Jul 08
Thank you very much salonga I really appreciate it my friend,20/20/20 rule means to take a 20 second break every 20 minutes and look at least 20 feet away.Nice to hear that you love cucumbers on your eyes,Thank you for sharing,keep healthy have a great weekend and cheers...
@ruby222 (4848)
25 Jul 08
I hadnt heard of that rule..20/20/20 but im sure that its a very good idea,as if I sit in front of a screen for too long then a headache will begin to appear.Ive always thought its because the screen is so bright,and its bound to strain your eyes,but I may well now try this rule,thankyou.
@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
26 Jul 08
Your welcome ruby,20/20/20 means to take 20 second break every 20 minutes and look at least 20 feet away,this gives yours eyes a break and a chance to adjust focus,this will also help you to avoid blurry "computer" vision and more .Thank you for sharing,Keep healthy.Have a great weekend and cheers...
25 Jul 08
i did not know that...ty..lucky for me though i do eat a lot of greens, i love them =]
@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
26 Jul 08
Keep it up Jar0fair and keep your eyes healthy,thank you for sharing.Have a great weekend and cheers..
@sun2day (1063)
• Virgin Islands (U.S.)
25 Jul 08
When I was new to mylot I stayed continuously on the computer until my eyes got blurry, but I quickly smartened up, so I dont spent that sort of time on it any more. Thanks for your informative tips.
@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
26 Jul 08
Thank you very much sun2day,I really appreciate it ,These common sense tips will help you to avoid blurry "computer" vision and more.Thank you for sharing,keep your eyes healthy,have a great weekend and cheers...
• United States
25 Jul 08
I eat a lot of carrots. Why? Because carrots are great for your eyes. One time, I ate carrots just about everyday and my vision began improving. I went from 20/50 to 20/30 in my right eye, and then 20/30 to 20/20 in my left eye.
@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
26 Jul 08
That's very good rogue13xmen13 20/20/20 means take 20 second break every 20 minutes and look at at least 20 second away,great way to avoid visual fatigue.Thank you for sharing,have a great weekend,Keep healthy and cheers...