Exposure to bright light or straining to see in dim light can also cause eye fatigue.
One of the most common causes of eye fatigue is staring for long periods at digital devices such as:
during sleep, the eyes are replenished with essential nutrients. Lack of sleep may result in persistent eye irritation.
Prevention of eye fatigue
usually eye fatigue can be prevented or reduced by making simple changes in your work habits or environment.
Make changes to your computer screen, such as:
place the screen 20-26 inches away from your eyes and a little below eye level.
Regularly clean off dust and fingerprints from the screen. Smudges on the screen can reduce contrast and increase problems with glare and reflections.
Choose screens that tilt and swivel.
Consider using a glare filter over your screen.
Make changes to your work environment, such as:
change lighting to reduce glare and harsh reflections.
Use an adjustable chair.
Place a document holder next to your computer screen.
Make changes to your work habits, such as:
try the 20-20-20 rule. Every 20 minutes, look away about 20 feet in front of you for 20 seconds.
Post a note that says" blink" on the computer as a reminder.
Take regular breaks from computer work.
Take care of your eyes with these steps:
apply a washcloth soaked in warm water to tired, dry eyes (with eyes closed).
Use artificial tears to refresh your eyes when they feel dry.
To help prevent dry eyes while working indoors, use an air cleaner to filter dust and a humidifier to add moisture to the air.
give sufficient rest to your eyes with proper sleep.
Keep yourself hydrated with intake of 10-12 glasses of water in a day.
Eat healthy especially vitamin a rich food (green vegetables, carrots, yellow fruits and vegetables) and avoid junk food.
Hold tap water in your flexed palm, dip your one eye closer to the water level, shut and open your eyelids often. Do the same with your other eye. Repeat this whole process 1-2 times more in a day.
Give your eyes proper rest.
instill 2 drops of euphrasia eye drops twice daily.
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