Hello There, my brother (Age: 23)is facing a serious eye problem for the last 8 years. He experiences a lot of strain while studying or while looking at a computer even with glasses. He can not even read a single line on a computer. He can read 4-5 lines on a notebook but then he has a serious headache for the rest of the day. We have consulted many well reputed hospitals in India but all doctors are unable to diagnose him. Every test gives normal results. We have gone for MRI and every other test. Doctors have already ruled out muscle weakness. It would be really great if someone could suggest an alternative approach.
Please follow the tips below to feel better:
Wear anti-glare spectacles while using a computer.
Practice the 20/20/20 exercise. Every 20 minutes, focus/look at an object that's at least 20 feet away, for 20 seconds.
Blink often when you are watching TV or working on your computer.
Decrease the brightness level of your computer’s/mobile phone’s screen .Don't decrease it so much that you have trouble seeing.
Minimize watching television.
Use UV protection sun glasses when out in the sun.
You can also use artificial tear eye drops (E.g. Refresh) every 2- 3 hours to keep the eyes moist.
Make sure you get at least 7 hours of sleep every night.
Most of software professionals don't know how to work on computer for long time without giving trouble to eyes. While working on computer number of blinking drastically goes down from around 24 per minute to around 8 per minute leading to severe dryness causing burning, eyestrain, blurring of vision & headache. One should try to have normal blinking while working on computer, should look away from screen after every 10 minute , should take rest for 10 minute after every 2 hours& should wear antiglare glass. Software professionals should use lubricating eye drops 4-5 times daily (Systane ultra)&genteal gel once at bed time.
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