3 Ways to Avoid Eye Strain

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Many of us brag about our 20/20 vision until we realize that there is a possibility that such can be changed merely due to an unhealthy practice. No one is ever eager to join the ‘ four-eyed club ‘ but there are lots of things we do that cause our vision to change and straining our eyes is perhaps the most common of all. Let us look at the 3 top ways to avoid eye strain:

  1. Watching the television too close

Whenever we sit too close to the television to watch it, we strain our eye muscles to accommodate viewing images at a short distance .This affects our eyes ability to adjust to the normal way it views and interprets .It is advised to watch the television at a safe distance, which is approximately 5 times that of the width of your television screen.

  1. Prolong use of computer

The glare from the computer can cause strain to our eye muscles after prolong use especially if the computer doesn’t have a screen protector. However, with or without a screen protector the user still stands the risk of straining the eye.  It is suggested that users frequently take 15 minutes break then take another few minutes to look away from the computer at a farther distance. This break is expected to allow the eye muscles to relax at intervals.

  1. Wearing glasses

For those who already wear glasses, it is widely advised to do so when watching the television. Not doing so can still result in strain to the eye and contribute to worsening your already altered vision.1

Straining one’s eye can cause great pain and discomfort. If you are experiencing this it is advised that you seek urgent medical attention.

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    • Eryn
    • November 11, 2016
    Reply

    Great advice for this tech queen. Thanks Jeremy

    • Kirsten
    • November 11, 2016
    Reply

    My little brother always sits on top of the tv to watch it. DOesn’t believe me its the cause when he complains about a headache. Ill be showing him this article.

    • Stella
    • November 11, 2016
    Reply

    I have to work on my comp all day and dont need glasses… what do i do…. breaks dont help when youre staringg at a screen for your entire life

    • Hudson
    • November 11, 2016
    Reply

    i wear glasses with a yellow tint to help me when i spend lots of time playing video games

    • Harry Hud
    • November 11, 2016
    Reply

    I love being part of the “four eyed clubs”

    • Kaylee
    • November 14, 2016
    Reply

    good tips 😉

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