Eye stress - get rid off it in 7 moves

eye-stress-itemDO you feel your eyes burning after three- four hours stressful sessions working in front of your PC at office? Or do you feel the same entrapped in a messy traffic jam? You know why? Your eye is stressed. It has serious effects not only on your eye but your mental health. Here are some master strokes for you to get a respite.

Before going into any further, let me ask you a simple question. When do you feel the heat in your eyes the most?
The answer will be very commonly after stressful sessions of working in front of computers, long reading hours or after being trapped in big traffic jams. Many factory workers also complain of it. People connected to occupations related to welding works are victim of eye stress.
And lots other reasons to tire your eyes with stress.

But do you imagine, that what would happen if this continues, the eyes that help you to see the magic colors of this world, may get fatigued for the life time.

So how to get a respite? Surely you are impatient to know. Here are the seven master strokes for you.

  1. Sitting Posture in front of Computers
    There is a 20-20-20 law for computer working. This explains put yourself away from the screen about 20 inches, your head should be placed 20 inches above the working table and your viewing angle should be 20 degree diagonally below the straight horizontal vision.
    The chair you are sitting on should have a high back support to comfort your backbone.
  2. Working Rules
    Take periodical rests may be after every half an hour of stress sessions.
    The place of work should be well lighted such that the brightness of the working screen should be less than it. This applies same for people engaged in reading activities. The study place should be well lighted.
  3. Eye Exercises
    Fast blinking eyes is an instant stress relieving exercise. Apart from that rolling of eyes at different directions also helps greatly. For more tips refer to the book -  EYE CARE by Dr. M.S. Agarwal [eye.taragana.com]
  4. Washing Eyes
    After the stress hours, wash your eyes with rosewater or almond oil. This gives a soothing effect to eyes.
  5. Food Supplement
    Among vitamins, Vit C, E and among B complexes B5 is potent to act against eye stress. Vit C and E particularly acts as antioxidants which relieves eye stress. While Vit B5 prevents optic nerve degeneration. Citrus fruits like berries and lime are rich sources for Vit C while nuts are sources for VIt E. Green vegetables are sources for Vit B5.
    Many mineral such as Selenium and Zinc help to absorb these Vitamins in our body.
  6. Eye Protection
    mainPut an eye guard on your computer screen. When out in bright sunshine, use of sunglasses (if it is polarised it is better) is advicable to avoid the UV rays from entering your eyes. People in welding works should mandatorily use the eye protection.
  7. Smoking exposes your eyes to high levels of oxidative stress. And while the connection to age-related macular degeneration has not been clearly identified, it is known that smoking increases your risk.

The main cause of eye stress is due to the prolonged contraction and expansion of eye muscles. The rapid contraction and expansion of the pupil, increases the blood flow in the eyes. This reddens our eyes and creates the pain that we feel after getting stressed out. In cases of heavy traffic the dust and pollens in air irritates our eyes.

Continued eye stress give rise to several eye conditions such as eye stroke, glaucoma, cataract and many others. So  we would suggest you, play our master strokes and you will gift your eye a disease free prolonged life.

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2 Responses to “Eye stress - get rid off it in 7 moves”

  1. Michael Edson, MS, L.Ac. Says:

    Along with proper ergonomics, taking regular breaks from the computer to do eye exercises can help prevent or reduce the effects of computer eye strain.

    Our eyes and vision were designed for viewing distance as hunters and gatherers, and not for ongoing near work as required by regular computer use. As a result, Computer Eye Strain is becoming one of the major eye complaints heard by eye doctors today.

    Symptoms can include increased myopia, blurred vision, headaches, slow refocusing, difficulty concentrating, neck, shoulder and back pain

    Eye strain can be reduced significantly by taking regular breaks from the computer, resting your eyes, stretching and doing eye exercises.

  2. hardcontacts Says:

    I am having the problems you talked about and I might try the solutions. let’s hope they work.

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