Prolonged exposure to computer damages vision


If you've spent more than three hours sitting in front of a screen, either a computer or cell phone, you've ever experienced eye strain. Studies show that between 50% and 90% of people who work with a computer tend to have eye problems.

There are hours and hours of your eyes focus on an incandescent light, and it doesn't necessarily mean working. Those long hours watching instagram, or flipping through any website, your eyes are definitely striving. This problem is called computer vision syndrome (CVS).

A person normally blinks about 18 times per minute to naturally moisturize your eyes. People who are in front of a computer or cellphone screen reduces the amount of flicker, which can cause itchy, dry, red and hot eyes.

Not only is the problem of “wetting eye” but the closeness with which we sat at the computer, or we read the cell, makes us force our eyes over the other to focus on the tiny sizes the letters.

CVS symptoms:

  • Eye pain
  • Dry eyes
  • Blurry vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Difficulty focusing images
  • Pain in the neck, head

To avoid eyestrain you should note that celulare computer or must be in a lower position that is our view. The computer screen should never be straight, because the upper corner of the screen should be at eye level of the user, giving a nod to the eye. You should also reduce glare from your computer monitor.

I am one of those people who loves to be near the computer, read from the phone, checking every page I get me, and I can say with certainty that the key to avoid eye fatigue is rest your eyes.

Take micro breaks of five minutes where your eyes rest. Close them for a while, focuses on other distances, close again. Do it every half hour.


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