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Eye care for computer users

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You may have to work with a computer for hours every day; That's why you have to keep looking at the monitor. Maybe the next line blends into the previous line while reading on the screen, or a word blends into the surrounding words; Distant objects appear blurry for a while when looking up while working on the monitor; Sometimes two images of the same thing are seen. In this case, you may be worried, whether your eyes are damaged while working on the computer regularly?

index Eye care for computer users.

Computer vision syndrome or CVS

can assure you that working on the computer has damaged the eyes—yet such complaints are unheard of. However, about 60-70 percent of people who regularly work with computer monitors are affected by computer vision syndrome or CVS. Monitors, however, do not produce this syndrome. In fact, if the normal functioning of the computer is interrupted due to structural, functional or biochemical abnormalities of the eye, then that situation is Computer Vision Syndrome or CVS. If one comes across CVS and tends to ignore it, in the future various complications may lead to disruption of computer work or complete avoidance of computer work.

That's why you should pay special attention to the monitor and eyes to overcome these problems. For example-

1. Monitor quality should be better.

2. The computer monitor should always be 4 inches-8 inches below eye level and 20 inches-28 inches away. The monitor should be placed slightly upwards.

3. The brightness and contrast levels of the monitor should be kept at eye-tolerable levels. The font size should be as large as possible and the background color of the computer screen should be comfortable for the eyes.

4. The light in the room should be kept in such a way that the light does not reflect directly on the monitor or eyes.

5. It is better if the keyboard is hand held, otherwise the keyboard should be placed as close to the monitor as possible so that the eye movement from the monitor to the keyboard is less.

6. If the office is small and isolated from the outside view, then the opposite side of the monitor or if necessary the screen should be placed in a landscape that will relax the eyes during leisure time.

About eye precautions

Eye blinks normally fall 12-14 times per minute. But when we are looking at the screen, the rate of eyelid drooping is very low. Due to drooping of the eyelids, the moisture of the surface of the eye decreases. For those living in AC, it is accelerated. This is called 'dry eye'.

Eyelids need to be dropped frequently

One of the main functions of the eyelids is to distribute the water produced by the lacrimal gland evenly within the eye; So that it maintains or increases the moisture, smoothness, nutrition and immunity of the surface of the eye. Its deficiency can lead to various eye symptoms, which are highly responsible for CVS. That's why you have to first very consciously practice the eyelids repeatedly. At a later time that will become a good habit.

Need to rest your eyes

Recently, the international slogan 20/20 or 60/60 has been introduced in the computer world, which means that you should rest your eyes for as many minutes as you work continuously on the computer. Between working on the computer, one or two neck exercises should be done and a little water should be given to the eyes at regular intervals.

— Many people have to use glasses due to eye defects. But glasses are a big hindrance in working on computer. To get rid of this, you need to get a pair of glasses that will help you work smoothly on the computer. Of course that would be a pair of glasses that would help you see the monitor and see things close up as well. That is, what are called near and intermediate distance combination glasses.

— The screen is considered close distance at 20 inches-14 inches. The monitor can be seen through the upper part of the glasses and close work will be done through the lower part i.e. the bifocal part. Of course, it cannot be used for walking, in that case a separate pair of glasses must be kept. The use of anti-reflective coatings on eyeglass lenses is also gaining popularity recently in computer work.

Awareness is desirable

So far no such eye service center has been opened in our country, which only has CVS specialized department or specialist. However, in some developed countries like Europe and America, a lot of work is being done in this regard. Due to the urgency of reality, it is essential to introduce such services in our country as well. But until such time as any service center is opened, everyone's awareness is desirable.

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