MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS - Ophthalmology, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Navi Mumbai
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What is the main cause of eyestrain?
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Eyestrain might be caused due to a continuous focus on any task like reading, writing, looking at the computer or mobile screen, driving, and other similar tasks. It also might happen when the eyes are tired or stressed out. Failing to blink could be a result of tiring of the eyes to a great extent. It is recommended not to be in an environment where the light is too low or too high which might cause eyestrain.
What are the steps taken for the prevention of eye strain?
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The best step for the prevention of eye strain is to look away for some time instead of focusing on anything continuously. It is very important that you should be under a proper light which should neither be too bright nor be too dim which can help in the prevention of eye strain. It is better to avoid environments that are dry and polluted since it greatly increases the chances of eye strain.
Splashing water on the eyes can give relief from eyestrain.
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When the eyes feel tired, you can simply wash your eyes with clean and cool water. The splashing of water on the eyes acts as a great reliever to the strained or tired eyes. At the same time, water helps to moisten the eyes and washes away any dirt if it is present. It is to be made sure that the water used should not be too hot or too cold. Also, it should be free of dirt and other harmful products.
Eye drops can be used to get relief from eye strain.
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The eye drops can prove to be very beneficial in relieving eye strain significantly. These drops give a soothing and refreshing effect to the eye. These drops work as artificial tears which keep the eyes hydrated and prevents it from drying thereby preventing the eyes from straining or getting tired. The drops should be applied to the eyes after consultation with an expert to make sure that the drops do not cause any side effects.
Looking away from the computer screen at regular intervals do not help in preventing eye strain.
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It is of utmost importance to look away from the screen of the computer at frequent intervals as this greatly helps in the reduction of eye strain. If your work nature forces you to continuously look at the screen, you can blink more often and take very short breaks to look away from the screen. Increasing the frequency and decreasing the time limit will help in the prevention of eye strain. It is advisable to close your eyes for one to two minutes which will be a great help from prevention the eyes from getting tired.