How to get rid of Eye strain from working Online?

@hmehra18 (215)
June 12, 2017 4:52am CST
I work Online and work for around 8 hours in a day sitting in front of computer. By the end of the day I feel pain in my eyes that goes to my head. I also feel burning sensation in the eyes, redness and sometimes watery eyes. Please suggest some tips and advice to deal with this issue. Also, suggest some eye drops and exercises that can help me to get rid of this problem.
7 people like this
12 responses
@MGjhaud (20748)
• Philippines
12 Jun
if you see a doctor, most likely you will be told to stop using it or use it less than 8hrs. but if it's part of your work, resting your eyes for about 10-15mins will do. lower the brightness of your screen as well.
3 people like this
@hmehra18 (215)
12 Jun
@MGjhaud Great advice, I have reduced the brightness of the screen. Thanks
1 person likes this
@MGjhaud (20748)
• Philippines
12 Jun
@djbrat13 (157)
• Phoenix, Arizona
12 Jun
I know all to well how frustrating eye strain can be, what I have learned is take frequent breaks away from the computer. Also about every 10 minutes or so, look away from the computer like at a wall or something a few feet away and let your eyes focus on it for about 10 seconds. That gives your eyes a break from the computer screen. Hope this helps... (((hugs)))
3 people like this
@hmehra18 (215)
12 Jun
@djbrat13 Thanks very much for sharing such excellent tips. Thanks a lot. take care
1 person likes this
@djbrat13 (157)
• Phoenix, Arizona
12 Jun
@hmehra18 your welcome, I hope it works out for you (((hugs)))
@skysnap (17687)
12 Jun
Stop and walk outside every now and then and take some good sleep. do some gardening
3 people like this
@hmehra18 (215)
12 Jun
@skysnap Thanks for sharing such valuable tips. It really works. Thanks
1 person likes this
@LadyDuck (142264)
• Switzerland
12 Jun
What @allen0187 suggested is very good. Looking at distant objects relax the eyes. You should check for eye drops for "dry eyes". The fact to stare at a computer all the day, dries the eyes a lot.
2 people like this
@hmehra18 (215)
13 Jun
@LadyDuck Thanks for your suggestion
1 person likes this
@LadyDuck (142264)
• Switzerland
13 Jun
@hmehra18 Take care, our eyes are important.
@hmehra18 (215)
13 Jun
@LadyDuck Yes, I will. take care and have a good day. Do you know of any website that pay well for online jobs?
1 person likes this
@AnthOcean (407)
12 Jun
the eye drop is named ITONE from Dey's company. It is very relieving. this eye drop is for general purpose. use it twice daily till you feel relieved. I am not much good at suggesting the exercises. So i would recommend that you should print out a picture of good greenery, enough big like on A4 sheet paper and paste it near your desktop. Now all you need is to keep looking at it in the middle of your work from the desktop. It is said that the greenery of plants and earth is very relaxing to the straining eyes.
2 people like this
@hmehra18 (215)
12 Jun
@AnthOcean Thanks very much for such a fantastic suggestion. I am sure it will work for me. Take care.
1 person likes this
@saiama (829)
• Mumbai, India
12 Jun
you can put potato or cucumber slices on ur eyes when ur relaxing tht wd help to relax ur eyes
1 person likes this
@hmehra18 (215)
12 Jun
@saiama Thanks for you suggestion. It really works for me.
1 person likes this
@saiama (829)
• Mumbai, India
12 Jun
@hmehra18 ur welcome .: )
@Nawsheen (22927)
• Mauritius
12 Jun
I think you must take regular breaks. Do you wear glasses. they are a great way to protect the eyes
1 person likes this
@hmehra18 (215)
12 Jun
@Nawsheen Yes I do wear glasses. Taking regular breaks is a good idea. Thanks for your suggestion
1 person likes this
@Nawsheen (22927)
• Mauritius
12 Jun
@hmehra18 you are welcomed
@allen0187 (31187)
• Philippines
12 Jun
Take a five minute break to rest your eyes every hour. Look at far objects and look at things that are green in color. That should do the trick.
1 person likes this
@hmehra18 (215)
12 Jun
@allen0187 Looking at far objects really help. Thanks for the advice
1 person likes this
@allen0187 (31187)
• Philippines
12 Jun
@hmehra18 you are most welcome.
@rebelann (37929)
• El Paso, Texas
12 Jun
In the 40 years I have worked as either a keypunch operator or data entry operator I learned that the best way to relax my eyes was to go outside if possible and simply look into the distance especially if there is green in the distance. It's harder to do at work but now that I am home I make it a point to go outside at least every half hour just to prevent eye strain.
1 person likes this
@hmehra18 (215)
12 Jun
@rebelann Great advice, will definitely follow it
1 person likes this
12 Jun
I'll suggest that you try the 20-20-20 practice. It has proved helpful to me. When it is 20 minutes, stare at something that is about 15 feet away for 25 seconds. Take frequent rests from your online job and get involved some other things. Also make use of a glare filter for your computer screen. All of these practical tips have proved helpful to me and others.
@hmehra18 (215)
13 Jun
@Christoper911 Thanks for your advice and for the excellent tips.
@AkoPinay (11588)
• Philippines
12 Jun
Take a nap
1 person likes this
@hmehra18 (215)
12 Jun
@AkoPinay Thanks, it really works.
1 person likes this
@wongchoiyee (7175)
• Malaysia
23 Oct
Take a rest every 30 minutes, that will lessen the stress to your eyes.