6. Eyesight Problems


Eyes can become strained after staring at a computer screen for a long time, particularly if working in bad light, in glare or with a flickering screen.  Staring at a computer screen for long periods of time can lead to them becoming dry and sore.
Fortunately, eyestrain is usually a temporary problem.

Symptoms include:
  • Burning or itching eyes
  • Blurring, hazy or double vision
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Use monitors which don't flicker
  • Have blinds at the windows so that the sun doesn't shine directly on the screen
  • Use suitable lights that disperse light evenly and don't shine on the screen
  • Use a screen filter (if needed - they tend to make the screen darker)
  • Keep your eyes at least 18 inches from the screen
  • Regularly look away from the screen and focus on something in the distance
  • Take regularly breaks - at least 5 minutes break every hour
  • Have regular eye tests and wear glasses if prescribed
  • Drink plenty of fluids to keep the eyes hydrated

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Click on this link: Eye Strain