I have 20/20 or close to it but get bad computer eye strain. Granted Im on my work and home computer often as well as my iphone. I noticed that going without sunglasses and getting plenty of natural light helps to "reset" my eyes and eases the eye strain and helps my eyes focus properly again. I was wondering if any other practical solutions were out there.
I was also told about Gunnar glasses. Is there any other cheap alternatives? I remember in the "Hack my Sleep" thread someone presented a $6 solution to $60 glasses
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on November 16, 2011
at 01:18 AM
When you are focusing closely at something for a long period of time, because it's a muscle, it tends to want to "stay" in that position. When you look away, it takes the muscle a little while to "relax" in order to refocus. Practice the 20/20/20 rule- every 20 minutes, look up and focus on an object 20 feet away (or far away as possible) for 20 seconds. This is what I tell my presbyopic patients and it seems to help.
on March 29, 2015
at 01:24 PM
Me too, almost 8-10 hours a day I work with my laptop. What I do is just take a break, move away from the monitor and look outside and watch green things... like tress, grass, helps comfort my eyes.
on November 26, 2014
at 04:17 AM
First, try . It’s a software which includes Windows and Mac version both. It can change the laptop color automatically by the time of day, and reduce eye strain on your eyes.
If you stare at a computer/laptop screen for more than 2 hours, you have 90% chance to get CVS (computer vision syndrome). You eyes will get hurt. Only Flux is not enough to help you eyes. You need to find more tips. See the solution I gave to before:
Ideally more than 25 inches from eye and 6 inches below the horizontal eye level. Anti-glare screen Will decrease the amount of light reflected from the screen.
Use suspended lights from ceiling and windows with shades, blinds or curtains. Avoid light hitting directly on eyes.
Use chairs with armrests which are able to provide, support while typing, position of head slightly tilted downwards and height of the chair adjusted appropriately so that the feet reset flat on floor.
Follow the 20-20-20 rule, which means every 20 minutes, look away from the monitor, and focus on an object at least 20 feet away, for 20 seconds.
Choose your eyes and slowly roll your eyeballs clockwise and anticlockwise. Repeat it 3 times.
Blink frequently to keep the front surface of your eye moist.
To block the blue light, glare, and radiation when in computer and mobile device use. It works better than a monitor or screen protector.
As I suggest, a pair of computer glasses to block harmful lights can really be considered. I already chose one from T’aime Optics and it really comforts my eyes. You can get more choice from T'amie optics if you want. Even they are a little pricy, they worth trying.
on November 16, 2011
at 12:06 AM
Have you tried to move your monitor away from you and take breaks? I always have a monitor that's at least 3 feet away and I never experience eye strain. I make sure the ambient light is bright enough as well. May be worth a shot.