A relief to the Computer users…


Computers have become indispensable in work place. Professionals spend more time working at computer workstations.

Normal blink rate in human is 16-20 per minute. When this blink rate gets reduced to 6-8 blinks/minute, it results in dry eyes.

Symptoms include headache, eye strain, blurred vision, dry or irritated eyes, double vision, light sensitivity, neck ache, back aches etc.

Tips to save your Eyes

    1. Monitor should be more than 5 inches from the eyes.
    1. Ideal viewing area is 6 inches below the horizontal eye level.
    1. Work with fonts of darker shades on light background.
    1. Attach an anti-glare screen in front of the monitor.
    1. Use screen mounted document holder at the same plane.
    1. Use suspended lights from ceiling & windows with curtains to avoid light hitting directly on eyes.
    1. Avoid sitting in front of AC or in a room with low humidity.
    1. 20-20-20 rule – Take short breaks for your eyes every 20 minutes between your work for 20 seconds and look 20 feet away.
    1. Give proper rest to the eyes – Close your eyes for 20 seconds at least every half an hour.
    1. Correct near vision with glasses.
    1. Use of Anti reflective coating glasses can reduce glare from a monitor.
    1. Contact lens users need to lubricate their eyes frequently.
    1. Lastly working at the computer is not harmful to eyes, but make sure to examine your eyes at least once a year.
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