Computer Tired Eyes

@saw2207 (1359)
United States
June 15, 2009 9:27am CST
Hanging out here on the lot can really get those eyes burning and itching from spending "lots" of time on the computer. so what do you do to keep those tired computer eyes sparkling? I try to do some simple exercises , like when I am in traffic jam .. or maybe waiting on a line in the supermarket.. and even when I am trying to come up with a brilliant topic to share on the lot So heres what I do . .I first look up and then down .. . the right and then left and then I roll my pretty blues all around! I try to do each movement 10 times .. each time looking as far as I can in one direction. Any one else do this or maybe you have some other suggestions to keep your eyes from burning out . .
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@cbeee3 (2063)
• India
15 Jun 09
I excercise my eyes too. Just as you have mentioned. Looking up,down,left,right and then rotate them. If my eyes burn or hurt, I wash them with water.It feels much better then. I also rub my palms together,and then gently keep them over my strained eyes. The warmth of the palms helps relax my eyes.I do this about 10-15 times. Another thing I do is, just place cold cucumber slices on my eyes and stay that way for 20-30 minutes. Obviously, I do this when I am at home.This helps a great deal too.
@saw2207 (1359)
• United States
15 Jun 09
cbeee3 .. isnt it just like you to come up with such a smart way to relax the eyes. . I love the hand warming idea ...and I just did it and it feels grrrreat Ditto on the cucumber slices . . . . love that cold sensation they bring to the eyes! Thanks for sharing .. Hope you are having a great day, Happy MyLotting to you,
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@cbeee3 (2063)
• India
16 Jun 09
Aww thanks for the compliment honey. Im all now. I am glad I could help in some way. Hope you are having a fantastic day/night!
• United States
16 Jun 09
that's a great game plan to tackle the tired eye syndrome. I have not yet reached the stage n tired eyes i guess because im not n mylot as much as other people. But i do know that when my eyes get tired when im on the computer i just basically leave the computer for a while and i go walk around then return back. I dont think its healthy to stay in front of the computer all day.
@saw2207 (1359)
• United States
16 Jun 09
hey nalexis. . Yes it is a good idea to look at it as a game plan. . I like that ha ha at your age my eyes didnt get tired no matter what I did. . but as time marches on we need to take every precaution to keep things in working order Anything in moderation is a good thing. . and you are right if you are spending too much time in front of the computer it is a wise thing to take a break! Lotting to you and Welcome to the Lot!
@tundeemma (896)
• South Africa
16 Jun 09
sometimes i get worried when i have some early mornign headaches especially on days when i get too close to the computer screen especially in cyber cafes, i dont see reasons why they cant procure protective screens for their computers, these protective screens are just the size of the computer screen, they can protect the eyes from the rays
@saw2207 (1359)
• United States
16 Jun 09
tundeemma, Headaches . . . maybe there is a piece of something that you can find that can attach to the screen that is mobile for protection ! headaches are not a good thing and maybe if they get worse you should check into it. . maybe it is a stigmatism or something other than just eye strain. . so thanks for sharing here. . and happy Lotting to you!
@vkakochu (67)
• India
16 Jun 09
Most of the time ,I am spending time in this PC.I wondering what whether i would have to wear spectacles for straining my eyes.I am happy that you provided simple exercises for my eyes.
@saw2207 (1359)
• United States
16 Jun 09
vkakochu, II am so glad you stopped by and read this post then! This is exactly why I think so many people like the lot. . we all come around and share our tricks of the trade (of life . so to speak And I hope the exercises are helping you find some relief for the straining of your eyes! Happy Lotting to you!
@Ruby722 (797)
• China
16 Jun 09
yeah i have the same way too ,cause i am under the computer whole day.and my eyes are really tired.if i transfer my eyes too somewhere else.i could see clearly immediately.i think we should do more exercises as we can.protect our eyes is a important thing
@saw2207 (1359)
• United States
16 Jun 09
Ruby722 Ypou got that right . our eyes are so important . . As they say an ounce of prevention is worth pound of cure! lotting to you
• India
16 Jun 09
It seems a lot of people are having eye trouble and this is a wonderful discussion to help out each other. I don’t do any eye exercise per se but now I think I’ll try out your suggestions. Regarding myself, when my eyes become very dry and irritated, I just close them for a few minutes, walk away from the computer and I also have this artificial tears solution which I use to keep my eyes lubricated.
@saw2207 (1359)
• United States
16 Jun 09
Hi sudiptacallingu, Eye trouble seems to be affecting more and more people ...and it is no wonder with so many of us working and socializing on the internet! So a few little tricks like eye exercisers is such a great way to reduce some of the strain we put on ourselves. I am glad you stopped by and are going to try some of the rolling eyes movements! They really fdo help! Lubricating too is great and so soothing . .like a breath of fresh air for the eyeballs Lotting to you!
@gracypure (530)
• Philippines
16 Jun 09
wow! this discussion helps! my eyes get tired easily and it leads them to feel sleepy even just i only stay computer for an hour. My eyes don't itch but as i said they get easily feel tired. After reading responses here i tried those few exercises that they mention and i can say it works! Thanks for your discussion! Good day!
@saw2207 (1359)
• United States
16 Jun 09
gracypure, thats what we all are here for on the lot! To discuss stuff that we are experiencing .. learning and sharing. .and I thank you for sharing your thoughts with all of us today .. . Just keep them eyes rolling and hopefully I will see you around Lotting to you!
@lulu1220 (1009)
• United States
16 Jun 09
I had such bad eye strain from looking at the computer that I decided to go to the eye doctor. It turns out that I have slight astigmatism in my right eye. She gave me come computer glasses. I can see the screen better now and the eye strain is practically gone.
@saw2207 (1359)
• United States
16 Jun 09
lulu . . very smart for you to have gone to the eye dr. So many people just take thngs for granted and think that it will go away .. . So now you have glasses to correct the problem . .but still keep them eyes rolling for one can never get enough excercise! lotting to you
@lingli_78 (12836)
• Australia
16 Jun 09
i usually just get away from the computer for some times when my eyes got tired and come back again when i fell more refreshed... sometimes i also exercise my eyes like rolling them around for a few times like what you did... it is actually very refreshing and it gets better after that... take care and have a nice day...
@saw2207 (1359)
• United States
16 Jun 09
thanks for sharing lingli wouldnt it be something if alot of people were standing on a line and everyone started doing their eye excercises! he he he what a funny sight that might be! Lotting to you
@jules67 (2790)
• Philippines
15 Jun 09
Me too have been spending long hours on the computer for the sake of earning money. Like what I have mentioned in one of the related posts here, I seldom exercise my eyes. I noticed that if you close your eyes for a longer period , let say, 1 minute, it could help regain its focus again. Have a nice day.
@saw2207 (1359)
• United States
15 Jun 09
jules . if they are so tired why not do like we spoke about a few posts above and take a power nap . .1 minute wouldnt do if for me if I closed my eyes I would need at least 15 minutes happy lottting to you!
• Italy
15 Jun 09
oh... you have to put your hands on your eyes to do movement...clockwise 12times and counterclockwise 12times... but you have to do in the morning, midday and before you sleep... hee hee...
@saw2207 (1359)
• United States
15 Jun 09
cute venisa_yu and is there some significance to the 12 times a day I think if i did it 12 times a day my eyes would roll arond so much I am not sure they would get back to their original spot
@tuyakiki (3017)
• India
15 Jun 09
My eyes trouble me a lot.I feel itching of eyes whenever I work for too long in a computer. I prefer lowering the brightness of my PC. Just as you mentioned above,I try out this exercises too.Looking up,down,left,right and then rotating them helped me a lot. I also prefer washing my eyes with cold water..I also prefer sleeping or taking a short nap when my eyes strained or I am having headaches due to the eyes.
@saw2207 (1359)
• United States
15 Jun 09
tuyakiki .. thanks for sharing and I must sidebar here for a second. . for I love your name . its so pretty! and I love the nap idea. . .nothing better than a 20 minute power nap to refresh everything. . . happy lotting to you!
@jezzmay (1845)
• United States
15 Jun 09
Thank you for this discussion.I have been looking for things to do for my eyes.These exercises seem to be a good way to help my eyes.I have no suggestions of my own. Keep up the good work.
@saw2207 (1359)
• United States
15 Jun 09
Hey there jezz .. happy to hear that you like this discussion . I figure with all of us MyLotters lotting away something has got to give and for me sometimes it is tired eyes I like the idea of the cucumber cause when I do use them . it is soooo soothing . but that wont stop my crazy looking eye excercises. . the best is when you do them in the car in a traffic jam and the person next to you is watching .. . ha ha ha what a giggle I get seeing their expression! You need not have any suggestions .. just seeing you here is great Hope you are having a great day
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
15 Jun 09
I suffer with my eyes a lot probably because I spend so much time in front of the computer, I do try and have regular breaks or even sit and close my eyes. Sometimes when they get bad I get a flannel and run cold water over it and then I press the cold flannel onto my eyes and that relieves the dryness. Also cucumber believe it or not is excellent for the eyes, cut a piece of raw cucumber up and hold against each eye and that is sooooo soothing, works for me!
@saw2207 (1359)
• United States
15 Jun 09
hey there wolfie34 .. I do believe you on the cucumber . .never thought to use it when my eyes are tired . .I save them cucumbers for when I have swollen eyes from a good cry! Well that or a frozen spoon always gets the puffiness down . . thanks for sharing happy mylotting to you!
• India
16 Jun 09
Cold water is good for the eyes. You can wash them with cold water when they are feeling tired or some. The exercises you mentioned are good and they sure will help to relax the eyes. The look as far as possible trick is for people who are always looking at things very close to their eyes like reading. When you look very far the eyes start to adjust the the distance and it wont affect the retina. bourne
@anangf (1148)
• Indonesia
16 Jun 09
Hi, I never stuck on my display laptop more than 3 hours. For me, to avoid my eyes burning is to setting my display brightness at lowest level. then, I rather rest my eyes with sleeping for an hour before i am back again. refreshment is important because our eyes is the most valueable thing. maybe i will try your suggestion to excercise my eyes,too..
@BlueGoblin (1831)
• United States
16 Jun 09
You should probably try not staying on the computer so long. It sounds like your eyes need a rest. I would take 10 minute breaks from the computer. However, you should probably take longer breaks.