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    Eye Care for Computer Users...


    For those of you, who have to work for long hours on the computer, your eyes are put to undue strain. Here are few tips on how to relax them.


    * Don’t work on a computer for long hours at a stretch. Take short breaks in between. Take a stroll outside in the fresh air for a few minutes. Observe greenery and all green things around. Green color is said to be soothing and relaxing to the eyes. This will give your eyes, the much needed rest.

    * If you can’t take a break, then at least look at distant objects either in your office or outside. Looking at a distant object and then returning to your task helps your eyes focus better. Blink your eyes frequently. Try taking such visual breaks for about five to 10 minutes every hour.

    * During breaks, splash water on your face while closing your eyes. This has an overall relaxing effect on the eyes.

    * Exercise your eyes. A very simple and easy way to exercise your eyes at work is to keep your eyes closed and then roll your eyeballs both clockwise and anticlockwise for a minute. Then open your eyes and get back to work. It serves as a good workout for the eyes.

    * Rest your elbows on the desk and rub your palms against each other till you feel them warm. Then, lightly cup your eyes with your palms and imagine complete blackness in front of you, and relax for a minute. The warmth of your palms helps soothe and relax tired eyes. The more black the color that is seen when palming, the more is the relaxed state of the eyes. Do this relaxing exercise as often as you can.

    * Using a pair of antiglare glasses while working on a computer can reduce the strain on the eyes to a certain extent. Anti glare glasses used for night driving also serve the purpose equally well. If you wear contact lenses, wear a pair of zero powered antiglare glasses for the same purpose.

    * If you are working in an air-conditioned office it could lead to dry eyes. Do not sit facing the air-conditioner. Use re-wetting eye drops after consulting your ophthalmologist, if the problem is aggravated.

    * Visit your ophthalmologist once every six months or earlier if there is a problem with your eyes.

    * Drink plenty of water. It helps reduce puffiness. When a person is dehydrated, especially in an air-conditioned office, the body starts storing water, which adds to puffiness around the eyes

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    Helpful Tips on Eye Care

    With so many of us spending lots of time in front of the computer every day it comes to no surprise that research is showing a rise in visual problems. What can one do? First, it’s important to find out how you can protect your eyes through eye health exams and by making a few minor changes in your computer viewing habits.

    Here are some helpful Eye Care Tips -

    Positioning is everything

    Correct positioning of your computer, keyboard and typing copy is essential. Your screen should be positioned about an arm’s length from your eyes and 20 degrees below eye level. Consider foot and wrist rests for added comfort.

    Lighting can make all the difference

    Room lighting should be diffuse, not direct, to reduce glare and reflections from your screen. Look into an internal or external glare screen and be sure to set your colour, contrast and brightness levels to suit you.

    A little extra help for your glasses

    Anti-reflective coatings on the lenses of your glasses can be applied by your optometrist to reduce discomfort and to ease reduced vision from bright and/or flickering light sources such as VDTs and fluorescent lights. And don’t forget, your doctor of optometry can talk to you about eyeglasses designed specifically for people who use computers a
    lot.

    Take time out, our 20-20-20 rule

    Step I :-
    After every 20 minutes of looking into the computer screen, turn your
    head and try to look at any object placed at least 20 feet away. This
    changes the focal length of your eyes, a must-do for the tired eyes.

    Step II :-
    Try and blink your eyes for 20 times in succession, to moisten them.

    Step III :-
    Time permitting of course, one should walk 20 paces after every 20 minutes
    of sitting in one particular posture. Helps blood circulation for entire body..It’s all
    in the blinking

    Did you know that on average we blink 12 times per minute? But wait, did you know that when we’re on the computer we only blink 5 times per minute? That can add up to dry eyes.

    Relieve the discomfort by using artificial tear drops or gels and remember to blink!

    Palming

    Sit straight at your workstation and rub your palms against each other till you feel them warm. The warmth of your palms helps soothe and relax tired eyes. Then, lightly cup your eyes with your palms and relax for 60 seconds. Count the seconds in your mind. Repeat this exercise two to three times whenever your eyes feel tired, or as often as you want.
    While palming, you can either rest your elbows on your desk or keep away from the desk and cup your eyes. Both ways are fine.

    Splash water on your face

    During breaks, splash water on your face while closing your eyes. This has an overall relaxing effect and helps you feel refreshed.

    Use tea bags

    Keep two used tea bags in the refrigerator before you leave for work. Once you are home, place the tea bags on your eyes for a few minutes as you relax. This not only soothes tired eyes, but also reduces puffiness.

    Eat healthy

    Incorporate Vitamins A, C, and E on a daily basis; eat citrus fruits, green leafy veggies, tomatoes, spinach, poultry and dairy products. Pack a box of chopped carrots,cucumber and fresh fruits and munch in-between meals at the office.

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    EYE Nourishment: (Men & Women)


    To rest the eyes, lift them occasionally from close work and look into the distance.
    Give rest to your tired eyes by applying two thin slices of cucumber as cool compress and relax as you do so.

    Splash cold water occasionally to eyes to relax them and bring back the sparkle to tired eyes.
    Prevent the glare of light which has a fatiguing effect on the eyes. Light fixtures in the bedroom should reflect light upwards as well as outwards and not direct on the eyes.
    Dip gauze. pads in light tea and keep on the tired eye for 15 minutes.
    To fade away -dark circles below the eyes, make paste of three almond kernels and milk. Apply this paste: and leave till it dries.
    When applying cream or make up around the eyes use the ring finger (as it exerts less pressure).
    Dark shadows and tiny lines under the eyes can be disguised by applying a light coloured foundation under them and smoothening them.
    To remove puffiness under the eyes, use raw potato paste sandwiched between two thin pieces, of (for each eye) and keep on the eyes for 20 minute.

    If your eyes are on the smaller side, open the using subtle grey, beige or brown shades of shadow, using a darker shade on the crease of the lid.
    Apply a pale shade of eye shadow on the lid and deeper shade below the brow for deepest eyes.

    When applying mascara, brush with an outward sweep to the underside of the top lashes and allow it to dry before giving a second coat. After this, use a small comb or a small brush to separate them.
    Remove mascara from the eyes by rubbing a little moisturizer on the lashes or by dipping a bit of cotton wool in hot water and wiping them. Or place a roll of cotton wool under the top lashes and wipe from above with another piece of damp cotton wool.

    If your brows are thick, pluck hair from inner corners with a pair of clean tweezers and pluck from the middle to make an upward arch and let the brow end in a thin line.
    Before you start plucking the hair from the brows, draw the sort of eyebrows you have in mind with an eyebrow pencil and pluck from beneath.
    When tweezing hair from the eyebrow, pull in the direction of the hair growth with a quick flick of the hand.
    Never pluck from above the brow or the re-growth will give a greenish appearance.

    For a long face, give the brows a shape by extending them past the outer corners of the eyes to give the illusion of width.

    For a square face, pluck above the inner eye-corners curving gently out.

    For a round face pluck hair giving a straightest arch.

    If the eyes are deepest, pluck the hair from under the brows to give the illusion of large eyes.


    Simple everyday eye exercises

    After every hour before a computer screen, close your eyes gently for 30 seconds to relax them.

    Yoga experts recommend you to rotate your eyes often to relax muscles. Move your eyeballs from extreme left corner to the right corner.

    Hold a pencil at arm's length and slowly bring it towards your nose, keeping eyes focused at all times. This helps prevent blurred vision.

    When to see a doctor

    If you have persisting headaches see a doctor and well light your work area and correct your reading/writing posture. · If you have sties often, they may indicate refractive error.

    If you squint every time you read a book or watch television.

    If you have dryness of the eyes, check out if it's due to antihistamines, decongestants, diuretics, muscle relaxants, tranquilizers that you may have taken.

    If you plan to take oral contraceptives they may decrease tolerance of the eye.

    Even if you have no complaints it's important to see a doctor and have a routine eye check up.

    Don'ts of eye care

    Don't wear contact lenses for extended periods of time or overnight as this leads to complication.

    Don't rub eyes frequently as this can cause an eye infection as few of us bother to wash our hands before touching our eyes.

    When you splash water do not do this furiously believing doing this will take away tiredness instead wash gently as splashing may hurtle the smallest dust particles or an allergen which may minutely damage the cornea.

    Use disposable tissues instead of handkerchiefs to wipe eyes, as they are more hygienic.

    Don't sit near than 15 feet from the television and keep your book at least two feet away for stronger eye muscles.

    Use cream based eye makeup as powdery eye shadows can enter eyes and, cause irritation. Be very gentle in case you wear lenses.

    Avoid using aerosol products like hairspray if you wear lenses.

    Don't use your mascara for more than a year.

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    EYE CARE TIPS

    Take A vitamin diet to make eyes brighter. (papaya, eggs, fish, milk, cilantro etc.,)

    Wash eyes with cold water to get sparkling eyes.

    Put sliced cucumber over your eyes to treat dark circles.

    Put potato slices on your eye to get rid off those dark circles.

    Soak amla overnight in water and use this water the next morning to wash the eyes.

    Soak cotton in Luke warm milk and cover eyes with it for 15 min.

    If your eyes are red and feeling itchy, massage your scalp with curd.

    To soothe tired eyes, dip cotton pads in chilled milk and place on closed eyes for 10 minutes. Now relax completely.

    To completely relax the eyes and the surrounding muscles, close your eyes and think of something that is pleasant or soothing and at a distance. Now gently open your eyes and look into the distance. Next focus on an object at arm's length. Do this extremely relaxing exercise four or five times a day.

    Soak 1 tsp. dry amla in one cup of water overnight. Next morning strain it through a muslin cloth and then add one extra cup of water. Splash your eyes with this solution each morning. This makes your eyes sparkle.

    For Puffy Eyes: Grate a potato with its peel and apply on your closed eyelids for about 20 minutes and relax completely. You may even take a nap.

    wash your face before sleeping, and ensure that there is no make-up on your face before you sleep, because, make-up creams may spoil your face as it will be there for the whole night. It is better if no cream is applied. What I feel is, wash your face before sleeping and if at all you want to apply any cream, just apply night cream and none other than that. .

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    Take Care Of your Eyes!

    Step I :- After every 20 minutes of looking into the computer screen, turn
    your head and try to look at any object placed at least 20 feet away. This changes the focal length of your eyes, a must-do for the tired eyes.

    Step II :- Try and blink your eyes for 20 times in succession, to moisten
    them.


    Step III :- Time permitting of course, one should walk 20 paces after every
    20 minutes of sitting in one particular posture. Helps blood circulation for
    the entire body.


    They say
    that your eyes are the mirror of your soul, so do take care of them, they are
    priceless!!


    Always keep smiling, be happy and confident in life...

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    Hello Friend,
    I certainly agree with you. Thank you very much for sharing your information.
    It was really very helpful for me.
    Thanks!!!!

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    Found this post extremely useful. As someone who spends many hours looking into a screen, these exercises have definitely educated me into taking action to ensure my eyes stay good for longer.

    I had a scare earlier today, from lookin at a 22" widescreen for around 2 hours straight I looked out the window at someone passing by who caught my attention and my eyes couldn't make out their face as it was all blurry where I was looking.

    I think it was because my eyes were at the same focus for so long that when I quickly looked at something far away they didnt have time to focus.

    Have got booked in for a checkup.

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    Thanks for all the info, this is all very useful for most of us who spend long hours in front of the computer. I also find that lessening the brightness on your computers/laptops helps a lot. The default is usually set too high due to (commercial?) purposes and to beautify the product and we usually don't even need it that bright. It probably leads to over-reliance on brightness? idk..

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    gr8n info thanks .......

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    I lub my eyes ;-;
    Wanna keep em safe foreber ;-; *sniff*
    Thanks for all of the info O_O

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