Do you ever get headaches when you read? Or maybe you feel straining to, see? There are a number of reasons why this might happen, from not being able to hold your eyelid open to even being too near an illuminated screen. Though there’s no way to prevent it, there are a few things you can do to reduce the strain on your eyes.
The eye is a muscle that moves your vision for you but doesn’t do it for itself. Every day, it works to focus light on the back of your eye, which is where the eye muscle and the light converge. This is where the light energy is concentrated and the part of your eye that you see.
What is an eye strain?
Eye strain is a condition that affects those who use their eyes for long periods of time. It can cause watery eyes, burning, blurred vision. It can even lead to headaches and fatigue.
Staring at a computer screen for too long can lead to eye strain, characterized by tired, tired eyes, dry eyes, and headaches.
Having worked in the computer industry for nearly a decade, I can tell you that excessive computer usage can be stressful on your eyes. You’d be surprised how much strain you can put on your eyes looking at a computer monitor. Many people are under the impression that computer monitors are not a cause for eye strain, especially since the screen is very small and can be viewed from a distance. Yet, this is not the case. As the number one cause of eye strain, computer monitor use can cause fatigue, headaches, dry eyes, blurred vision, and sore eyes.
Here’s how to deal with eye strains:
- Adjust monitor brightness
Eye strain from staring at a screen for long periods of time has become a growing concern, with experts claiming that too much computer usage can lead to deterioration of vision, headaches, and eye strain. If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. Many people have trouble adjusting to the brightness of their monitors, especially in dimly lit rooms. A solution that many people have successfully used is to adjust the brightness of their screens.
- Change screen settings
If you spend a lot of time working on your computer, your eyes are going to hurt. If you’re like most users, you probably spend a lot of time in full-screen mode, and you may not realize it’s not just a matter of screen glare. When you’re in full-screen mode, your eyes are constantly shifting focus between the screen and the far side of the monitor. The result of this constant movement is a burning sensation, which usually gets worse over time. You can actually see evidence of your eyes focusing on the screen and then refocusing back out.
- Blink frequently to refresh eyes
When you blink, a series of three muscles (the lateral, medial, and superior recti) contract and relax in a kind of rhythm. This helps keep the eye moist and comfortable. When it’s working properly, you don’t even know it’s happening, but every blink also signals our brain that it’s time to blink again. As long as your eyelids are open all the time, you may never know when your body is telling you to blink.