- Fatigue of the eyes
- Acute eye pain
- Nagging Headache
- Blurred vision
- Dryness and redness of eyes
- Inadequate ambient lighting in the workplace
- High glare of a digital screen
- Incorrect distance and angle of vision
- Existing uncorrected vision problems
- Work station Ergonomics- Studies have found that most people are comfortable with a computer screen when it is placed 15 to 20 degrees below the eye level and 25 inches from the eyes. So, arrange your work station accordingly to reduce eye strain.
- Proper workplace ambience – Bright overhead lights tend to interfere with the eye focus. Hence adjusting the room lighting by using blinds or curtain on windows and using low wattage bulbs will help cool off the ambience.
- Monitor settings: The level of brightness, contrast and colour on the digital screen should be at a comfortable level and not at the maximum. If the luminance on the screen is more, use of anti-glare covers significantly reduces or polarizes the reflected luminosity, thereby easing off the eye strain. Use eye-glasses (vision corrected) specially designed for working with computer monitors.
- Take frequent breaks – If you need to work long periods with digital monitors, move away from your desk and take a stroll for 10 minutes every hour or so. While working, follow the famous 20-20-20 rule i.e. every 20 minutes look away from the screen up to a distance of 20 feet. your eyes when using the computer for long periods.
- Eye Check-up – Visit your physician at regular intervals for precise evaluation of your eye status and correction of vision defects (if any).
Your eyes are the windows to this vibrant world. Keep them clean and healthy. Happy viewing…
Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist Y Oculoplastic Surgeon
Global Health City