eyes when using computers
January 4, 2008 10:28am CST
Study:Glaucoma (2004) linked to Heavy computer use Spending too much time looking at a computer screen may raise your risk of vision-robbing eye disease glaucoma, particularly if you're nearsighted, according to Japanese study. Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that ultimately cause damage to the optic nerve. It can lead to blindness if not treated. Heavy computer users who were farsighted of nearsighted to have a higher risk for visual field abnormalities, say the researchers. Source: Journal of Epidemiology and community Health, December 2004; vol 58: pp 1021-1027 http://www.naturaleyecare.com/study.asp?s_num=124 (I found the news here) This news is horrifying to me.!!! Share your tips to save my eyes!!!!
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4 Jan 08
One thing to at least help your short term vision is to catch yourself before staring too long. Take a 30-second break to close your eyes, and look in other directions to keep your peripheral vision from decreasing throughout the day.
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15 Jul 08
Relax your eye muscles by shutting your eyes and relaxing for little time. Roll or blink your eyes, close them tightly for a few seconds. Change your focus every 15-30 minutes. Look in another direction, or across the street, or change from looking at the computer and getting up for a drink. Try an over the counter teardrop product to soothe your eyes, if they feel dry after reading, knitting or staring at the computer for a particularly long time. Make sure to get outdoors, in the natural light a few times during the day. Do eye exercises which include stretches and squeezes. Stretch your range of vision as far as possible to the right, to the left, down and up. These exercise can be performed with the eyes open or closed.