how to take care of eyes while sitting in front of pc for long hours

India
October 2, 2008 1:56am CST
[b]can anyone suggest some measures and precautions for protecting eyes from harmful rays that can effect your eyes if you sit for long duration hours in front of the pc or lcd screeen the first problem is that you start getiiin dark eye cirlces that look very bad on ones face and then your eyes start to get watery and they keep on relasing some amount of water after sometime [/b]
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• India
2 Oct 08
Well, there are many ways to keeping your eyes safe from computer radiation. One is you can keep the light on such that the light from the screen is not the brightest. Secondly you should take a break from the screen every 30 mins. Look around for 2 minutes and let your eyes adjust to some some other bright object and far away objects too. this is a trick people are asked to follow when reading books. But the time is usually an hour or so. Thirdly, you need to blink your eyes a lot. the liquid in the eyes should continuously flow around the retina to keep it from getting dry and strained. I have found that LCD screens are brighter than the normal CRT monitors. So one should take much more measures when working on the LCD. Because they are so bright, you can turn down the brightness, but still see clearly. So that's one measure. You can also use a sheet of plastic in front of the screen to avoid dust falling on the screen. This avoids the dust from falling on the screen and diffracting the light. If the light is diffracted, then you will have to strain harder to read. Sounds like a small thing, but in reality it hurts a lot. bourne
• India
2 Oct 08
looks like you have solved my problem thanx for ur support happy mylotting
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• Malaysia
2 Oct 08
Wow, good info, are you one of the expert in this business line? =) Really appreciate your post and guide. I do always feel tired and sleepy when having long time facing the computer. The way i try to solve is to go to wash room to clean my face and just rub my eye gently so it can relief, but this just only help for short while. So when i need to rush for things like project, i tends to visit the washroom more frequently. LOL.
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• India
2 Oct 08
Project time can be very straining on the eyes. I'm doing a project right now which makes me use my laptop for almost hours together. But project is not always computer work. You have to write notes about your work and other stuff into books. So I place my work such that the documenting take the break time and moves me away from the computer system. And No, I'm not an expert in the field... Just experienced. Have been using computers for a very long time now..And spend almost all the time in fron of it. bourne
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@deathvans (301)
• Philippines
2 Oct 08
well, have a filter glass on your monitor or LCD screen. It reduces radiation that affect our health, specially our eyes, and of course, you should have a 5 to 15 min. break every hour, so your eyes won't ache that much.. And drink water, or any cold drinks, it replenish your body.. ^_^
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• India
2 Oct 08
thanx for ur response happy mylotting
@lishiwei (1553)
• China
2 Oct 08
I think the best way is have a rest after watch it 45 minates and go out or stand at the window looking outside.
• India
2 Oct 08
yes i will try to do that thanx for ur response and happy mylotting
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@robert19ph (4584)
• Philippines
3 Oct 08
[i]Hello nutanjain, I usually stay on the PC for about two to three hours only. I don't have those symptoms you are having with when I am no the PC. I think taking a break and having so eyeglasses helps. Why don't you try wearing sunglasses to reduce the glare and don't put off the light, that's help me not to have eyes strain. Regards. [/i]
• India
3 Oct 08
yes i wear them in the night when light is to be turned off and firther i am also consulting a doc and thanks for ur response happpy mylotting
@Bluepatch (2480)
• Trinidad And Tobago
2 Oct 08
You can use an eye liquid to soften the strain on the eyes or use a light pair of shades to protect your eyes. You can also ask an optician. But the best thing I think is to see an oculist. If you have this problem there is a chance you might have an eye problem to start with in the first place.
• India
2 Oct 08
yes i should consult it immediately or the condition might also get worsen
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• India
2 Oct 08
there are quite a few reasons for protecting ure eyes while sitting in front of the pc... 1)one would be to put a UV filter in front of your monitor...nowadays u get spectacles which have UV protection lens so u could buy one of those as well.... 2)blinking ure eyes frequently and taking a ten minute break from the computer after every hour is definitely required....during tht break...dont strain ure eyes on something else...instead look at sumthin far like outside ure window... 3) sit in a bright room and not dark...however dont keep the light directly behind the monitor....also the glare of the light coming on the comp screen shud be minimum
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• India
2 Oct 08
wow i think my lot members are helping me to solve my problem thanks my lot simply rocks
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• China
2 Oct 08
it is very improtant to take care of our eyes,now my eyes are not very comfortable .but i have to sit here too .some time i think it is necessary to look far away or do some eyes exercise when you are tried .
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• India
2 Oct 08
yes you said right exercise is very much eseential and it is not only needed for eyes only but it is like same requiremnt as food for body
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@youless (97009)
• Guangzhou, China
2 Oct 08
It's better not to face the computer for a long time. It's better to relax your eyes half an hour. Try to look something far away. Besides, I've heard that radish is very helpful for the eyesight. I love China
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• India
2 Oct 08
thanks for ur response
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@jammyt (2824)
• Philippines
2 Oct 08
Somebody told me that after staring at the computer for hours, look at a blank wall and stare at it or close your eyes for a few minutes. If your eyes starts getting watery, I suggest you do something else for a time. Also, do not wet your eyes when you feel this as this can cause damage.
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• India
2 Oct 08
yes i have heard about this and if you make a circle on wall and then make a center point and hten stare in that point then this will solve ur watery problem
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@subha12 (18453)
• India
3 Oct 08
it is better to look away from the computer screen once in about 30 minutes. then better to walk away and take a troll for say 5 mins. splashing it water helps sometimes.
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@shoeb000 (321)
• India
3 Oct 08
well, There are some stuffs you can do to prevent yourself from such problems... Taking rest for 2 mins, every half hour is the best way assumed. Keeping the room Lit is one more method. Placing anti-glare screen is one of the best method when you cant avoid PC for hours.. Adjusting the brightness of the screen such that its neither too bright nor too much dim... whenever you lit the room, make sure that your light should be falling from you back and not from the front, else it will creat more stress in your eyes... For taking care of dark circles, you can cut raw Potato or sumtimes Cucmber slice and put it on eyes, it refreshes your eyes. One mroe method is used for relieving stress from eyes...cover your eyes with your palm such that not a single ray of light is entering into the space between eyes and covering palm.. and open your eyes in that darkness... do it for 2 mins [watching in complete dark] and it will remove lot of stress.
@salonga (27860)
• Philippines
2 Oct 08
Do eye exercise by alternating your focus between something close up and something far away. Look at something far from you like something out of the window or anything distant inside a room. A discussion here is opened by one of my friends which recommends rubbing your hands together and cupping them over your eyes every now and then to give them some symptomatic relief. It is also necessary that you rest your eyes every 20 minutes. Take a walk and let your eyes rest from the computer. Those will surely help you as they do to me.
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• United States
3 Oct 08
I am at my computer a lot. I have an LCD screen monitor and it is a lot brighter. I always have a light on when I am sitting at my computer because my eyes can't take it without one. My husband doesn't use a light and I don't know how he can do that. I always turn the light on since he doesn't. It took me a little bit of time to get used to it too. I also have an LCD TV as well but it sits far away from the furniture because it's a big screen. But when I am in front of my computer, I always get up every half hour or so. I do the same as others have written here too. Best to take care of your eyes!
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• India
3 Oct 08
thanks i have 19 inch of lcd an you have ??????
• United States
4 Oct 08
My computer monitor is 17 inch and my TV is 51 inches. It took a while getting used to looking at them...lol! I used to get headaches until I got used to it.
@shiloh_222 (5480)
• Philippines
3 Oct 08
hi there. i just take care by not going to bath immediately after prolonged computer use... hehehehe... and also try to blink once in a while and also try to look awa for just a minute or two....
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• India
3 Oct 08
yes thanks but i sit on pc after taking bath in morning lolz
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• Philippines
3 Oct 08
good for you because sometimes, i just go straight to the bathroom without resting. sigh
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@sharra1 (6342)
• Australia
2 Oct 08
Well you are supposed to take a break of at least 5 mins every hour. However, the really problem with computers is that they make you stare so you need to blink a lot. Blinking stops your eyes from drying out and is good for your eyesight.
• India
2 Oct 08
but if we blik continously then i think our blinking rate of 6 seconds will change and it will become a common habit so it will look bad i have seen this on some peoples eyes
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@sharra1 (6342)
• Australia
3 Oct 08
You do not need to blink continuously but if you pay attention to when you do blink you will find that you tend to stare at the computer, the same with the tv and staring is bad for the eyes as it dries them out. Just try and remember to blink regularly. As for women who blink continuously, my mother had a friend like that and she had wonderful eyesight.
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
5 Oct 08
Hi nutanjain, I purposely get a pair of glasses which is believed could protect my eyes from the harmful rays of the computer. An optician who is a friend of my husband recommends me to put on the glasses for he knows that I like sitting in front of the computer most of the time. Anyway I always try not to use the computer for more than two hours each time. I would do other activities or house chores and then back to surf net again. posting and take care.
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• India
5 Oct 08
k thats a nice piece of advice thanks take care and happy mylotting
@rama80rl (53)
• India
5 Oct 08
Yes, do it first eye exercise and wash it cold water then relax for two minutes
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• India
5 Oct 08
thanks for your response and happy mylotting
• India
5 Oct 08
as for me make sure the light source in your home is behind you when u are working in the computer or while reading also make sure the room is well lit dont work in a dark environment(some people thinks its cool but actualy not.) one more tip is that "your eyes should be on the line with the top of the monitor screen".
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• India
5 Oct 08
k thanks i have not doen taht and i am doing it by hearing from you
@yenwie84 (1345)
• Malaysia
4 Oct 08
Sometimes we will tend to strain our eyes when we are sitting in front of the computer. Our eyes will become dry and discomfort. What I normally do is by applying eye drops to moisturize my eyes. Another thing is I always make sure I don't stay late at night until I have dark circles. I will sleep before 12am,unless weekends.
• India
5 Oct 08
k i sleep late nights in weekends due to lot of work
• India
4 Oct 08
I have two exercise to take care of eyes while sitting in front of PC for long hours. 1. Take 5 min. break in each hour . cover your eye with both palm I open eye in darkness . It Will relex you more . 2. Drinks lots of water to avoid dryness in eyes. 3.use Anti clear screen on your monitor . 4. Use best quality monitor like LCD or plasma display with least balanced Contrast & Brightness setting 5. whenever you feel pain or stress in your eyes . Just go to washroom fill water in your mouth & wash eyes many time with open eyes . It really make you feel good . 6. Do some Aerobic exercise (Yoga) related to eyes .
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• India
5 Oct 08
ok i am using the simle lcd and thinking of buying a new one