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14 Nov 2016

Reducing Fatigue While Working On Your PC

Eye fatigue

There are plenty of ways to keep your body from rioting every time you use you computer system. It is quite easy and costs little or no money to reduce fatigue while working on your PC. Here are some guides to protecting you body from being harmed by using the computer system.

1. Use proper lighting:

Computer light

When you use a computer, the lightning of you surrounding area should be about half as bright as that typically found in most office environments. Eye strain is usually caused by excessively bright light from outdoor sunlight coming from a window or harsh interior lightning. It is advisable to always eliminate exterior lightning by closing drapes, shades or blinds. If possible, position your computer monitor or screen so windows are to the side, instead of in front or behind it.

 

2. Minimize glare:

minimize glare
Consider installing anti-glare screen on your monitor because glare on walls, finished surfaces and on your computer screen can also cause eye strain. If you wear glasses, purchase lenses with anti-reflective (AR) coating. This coating reduces glare by minimizing the amount of light reflecting off the front and back surfaces of your eyeglass lenses.

 

3. Blink more often:

Blink to reduce eye strain

It is very important to always blink when working on a computer system because blinking moistens the eye to prevent dryness and irritation. Research has shown that when people work on a computer, they blink less frequently – about one third as often as the normally do. Also, the air in many office environments is really dry, which usually increases how quickly your tears evaporate, placing you at greater risk for dry eye problems.

 

4. Exercise your eyes:

Exercise your eye

Another major cause of eye strain is focusing fatigue. To reduce the risk of tiring your eyes by constantly focusing on your screen,  look away from your computer at least every 20 minutes and gaze at a distant object (at least 20 feet away) for at least 20 seconds. Some eye doctors call this the “20-20-20 rule.” looking far away relaxes your eyes and also, remember to blink frequently during the exercises to reduce your risk of computer-related dry eye.

 

5. Take Stretch Breaks:

Stretch to reduce eye fatigue

Take frequent breaks and stretch regularly to reduce the soreness and stiffness related to fixed, static work postures.