Most of us spend hours staring at a computer screen during office hours. Researches have shown that eye strain is quite common in 50 to 90 percent people who work in front of a computer. Here are some ways to avoid and treat eye strain.
1. Give your eyes some rest
It’s important to give your eyes some rest and shift your focus away from the computer. Get up from your desk for some time and try to move around at least once every hour or so. If possible, lean back and relax your eyes for few seconds.
2. Get out from your office space to breathe some fresh air
It is important to breathe some fresh air for sometime. When you work indoors in an air-conditioned environment for long it tends to dry your eyes because of the relative dryness in air.
3. Do some relaxing exercises
Cover your eyes with your hand extended towards your forehead, close your eyes and take a deep breath through your nose, hold in for few seconds. Do this exercise for 15 to 30 seconds every day to relieve yourself of the strain.
4. Massage your eyelids
Take luke warm tea bags and place them on your eyes for at-least 10 minutes. After removing the tea bags, massage your eyelids against your brow bone for ten seconds. By doing this you will stimulate your tear glands, which prevents dry eyes and keeps symptoms of eye strain at bay.
5. Use soothing eye drops
Sitting in front of computer leads to tired and dried eyes, in this condition it is advisable to use rose water or eye drops that do not contain preservatives to ease the stress caused by dryness.
6. Blink frequently
Blinking provides a break for our eyes, but is often forgotten due to heavy workload. Blinking lubricates your eyes by spreading the tears evenly along your eyes. It can also help with eye strain caused by dryness.