Are you one of the many who suffer from Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS)? Don’t let eye fatigue slow you down- try to incorporate the 20-20-20 rule in your daily work routine.
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 position. This helps blood circulation for the entire body.
Computer Vision Syndrome is a group of symptoms associated with prolonged computer use. The most common symptoms associated with CVS are eyestrain, headaches, blurred vision, dry eyes, and neck and shoulder pain. These symptoms may be caused by poor lighting, glare, improper viewing distances, poor seating posture, uncorrected vision problems, or a combination of these factors.
Check the location of your computer screen. Ideally, you should have your monitor a few inches below eye level. Next check the lighting in the room. You can use blinds or drapes to decrease the amount of light reflected from the computer monitor. Switching to lower wattage light bulbs in overhead and desk lamps may also help. Glare comes from reflections, so choose matte finish walls in a darker paint color in lieu of bright white walls in your office. If you can’t get away from windows and light, you can use an anti-glare filter on your computer screen. It is essential to have anti-reflective coatings on the lenses in your glasses. AR coatings reduce reflections off the front and back surfaces of your lenses, reducing glare and improving comfort. – from my Eye doctor – Lee