Eye stress

@Aja103654 (5658)
Philippines
November 16, 2011 3:54am CST
Have you ever experienced eye stress and headaches followed after long hours on the computer? I experienced it a lot of times already, the most recent of them was about 3 hours ago. There are listed symptoms related to eye stress or eye strain. They include blurring of vision and muscle strain on the neck, shoulders and back. Can you tell me what to do in order to relieve these symptoms? Other than less computer usage.
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25 responses
• India
16 Nov 11
Many of us do spend very long hours on the computer. And may not be adopting healthy postures while working at all. I have found a few helpful tips for relief [apart from using prescribed glasses while working]; Taking a frequent break at about every hourly interval, splash liberal cold water over closed eyes and also gaze at greens on thickly grown trees Sitting in a quiet place, with some mellow music playing on, focus on breath correction or deep breathing for relaxation; you may also do this with both palms held on the closed eyes [palming exercise If you have a good prescription of a gentle herbal eye cream or eye drops, apply and relax a while for effect to settle Practice light stretching exercises for the rest of body & organ relaxation Hope these are helpful to you too!
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@Aja103654 (5658)
• Philippines
16 Nov 11
Thank you! I've read about those methods and i will try each of them. It would be good to make it a habit to do those, especially to us mylotters who spend a lot of time in front of the computer. We have to keep these in mind. We don't want to damage our eyes way before we reach 60
@sjvg1976 (18088)
• Delhi, India
16 Nov 11
Hello Aja, I never feel eye stress or headaches due to computer because i never sit in front of computer continously for so long. And yes it results in head aches when someone sits continously in front of computer so avoid it. There are few more tips like place cut piece of cocumber on both eyes for sometime will give releif.Wash eyes with cold water.Stretch your body to relax it. And if you don't get releif from these then shut down your computer and go to bed and close your eyes and take a sleep of 1/2 an hour.
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@Aja103654 (5658)
• Philippines
16 Nov 11
My parents told me that washing your eyes with water right after staring at the computer or after watching television, it could damage the eyes. I wonder if that is true? I love the cucumber coolness that i feel on my eyes. Only my family ate all the cucumber XD sleep? It's a good idea for health... but that would mean less time on mylot and less money, -sigh-
@waya616 (149)
• Philippines
16 Nov 11
Headaches and eyestrain usually happens to me all the time due to reading ebooks from my phone during my free time and and computer at night. During work I usually spend time with the microscope so it really bothers my eyes. I just take medicine and lots of water and rest my eyes for a while and wear my glasses all the time.
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@Aja103654 (5658)
• Philippines
16 Nov 11
Haha, i think reading that my mobile ebook until 1am made my eyes hurt more today. I couldn't help it since the story was very good! Anyway, i think you shouldn't rely on medicine too much, it's not good for your liver.
@gaea23 (252)
• Philippines
17 Nov 11
Yes, I feel all those you enumerated here. All I have to do is to make sure that after off to work, I sleep for more than 8 hours so I can regain my strength. And of course, everytime you are on your computer, make sure you have a good posture, sit properly so you will not suffer backache.
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@Greninee (369)
• Philippines
17 Nov 11
hello Aja103654! I experienced that also...whenever I experienced that, I close my eyes for 10 mins...then, I use eye drops to moisturize and oxygenate my eyes. I sit on chairs which I could lay my back when using computers to prevent muscle strains.
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@DoctorDidi (7030)
• India
17 Nov 11
You may practise some ocular exercises, give occasional rest to your eyes, change your gaze off and on. Consult with an ophthalmologist to see if there is any refractive error of your eyes. You may also use artificial tear substitutes.
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@svjomboy (876)
• Philippines
17 Nov 11
try to relax about half hour slice cucomber in a round pieces each of your eye cover with it and sleep for a little bit,when you get up you will feel better. and try to use eye glasses to protect radiations direct to your eyes. happy mylotting friend.
• Philippines
17 Nov 11
I have also experienced having eye stress after long hours of using the computer. Relaxing the eyes by simply closing it for several minutes the looking at colors which are not too strong made me relieve these symptoms. Maybe you can try it too.
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• India
16 Nov 11
My sister suffered from this same problem. The eyes gets watered up and many other things as you told. When she consulted doctor she was asked to wear power glasses. So i think it is better to do, what my sister has did.
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@mayka123 (10346)
• India
16 Nov 11
One should remember to close the eyes for a few seconds every once in a while so the eyes get some rest. That way there is less strain on the eyes. You should also do some neck exercises once in a way. That way there is less trouble.
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@kyrararen (601)
• Indonesia
16 Nov 11
me too. I got it when I played some big game and I played it on my lappy for some hours in a row. well, what I do usually is taking a break after 30 minutes for 5 mins, use it for strecthing and relax my eyes by closing it or looking into the ceiling. and after that looking something far that, green or blue that is the best. yeah sky and fields, that is the most perfect you can have. but if it doesnt work I think you need to stop for that day and rest instead. just take a nap for an hour and get a cold shower, then voilla. it works for me though.
@champoy186 (1638)
• Philippines
16 Nov 11
I am also experiencing it now. I feel the symptoms you mentioned. I guess this is because I'm infront in computer the whole day. I think you should relax your eyes. Close your eyes for 15 minutes. Have also enough sleep.
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• Philippines
16 Nov 11
Well, I'm experiencing this right now. How apt. My head hurts like hell and I can't fully open my eyes. I lessened the brightness and contrast of my PC's monitor for my eyes not to be hurt so much. I also drank Medicol to help relieve my headache. It works after a few minutes.
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@Triple0 (1907)
• Australia
16 Nov 11
I get that too! Especially during my school break in which I spent all day on Mylot I hated the after effects when I get all those ugly headaches and my eyes just feel all red and puffy. Even though I have those headaches, I keep going and just stare longer at the computer! I wish I could spend all day and earn as much as possible without the burden of a headache. I don't get how some people can go on the computer all day and not feel a thing. That's who some mylotters earn so much here! How do you guys do it! Of course you have to take breaks in between in hour to 2 hours. I just sit 2 hours straight. I also exercise after to clear my head and get more oxygen. Some medicine might lessen the pain down a bit. Also drink water, it makes you feel a little better. I always make a dent in my seat too once I get off the computer
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• Philippines
16 Nov 11
Everytime I experience those, I stop for awhile and rest my eyes. If not, then I do something aside from starring at the computer. But if it is really necessary to stay up with the computer because there are a lot of things to do, then I wear my glasses. ^_^
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@SIMPLYD (78118)
• Philippines
16 Nov 11
I always feel that if i am at my computer for more than 2 hours only. When i feel this, i would stand up, drink water and close my laptop and gaze out or walk into my boss' other office. Then i would sniff my white flower. That will bring me back to my nice self.
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@whengcat (1458)
• Philippines
16 Nov 11
I used to have that when I was still working at a company. My job required me to be in front o the computer almost all day long. Maybe if you'll rest your eyes from time to time will help and a screen filter will do too. It lessen the radiation coming from the screen
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@shibham (17025)
• India
16 Nov 11
Not so easy way except doctor's suggestion and glass. I have the same pain on my eyes if i stare at computer for a long time or read/write. So now i wear glasses to reduce my pain and get relief. Yes, it works for me. Have a nice time.
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• United States
17 Nov 11
If I ever get eye stress, it's usually from playing xbox excessively! I used to play xbox, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, for limitless hours! On the weekends I would go a solid 10-12 straight just playing the same game modes with my friends and when the sun came up, you felt like poo but at least you had ranked up 30 or so levels! The eye stress was completely worth it! Sometimes, I do get eye stress when being on the computer too long, so I take a nap and when I wake up, I do some much needed mylotting!
@deliar (609)
• Indonesia
19 Nov 11
i think, the inly best way is lees usage computer, and give a eyedrops for eyes. it can keep the moisture of your eyes. i think it will help you so much. cause i have been ever feel eye stress and make my eyes always red and feel hot, i cant see clearly. but with take some rest and eyedrops and less usage computer, my eyes getting back normal. i think that was a big problem for you. it is really disturb us i daily activities, if you want the best suggestion, try to see a doctor specialized in eye. they will give you beeter suggestion i think.