Eyestrain can be prevented when working at your computerMar 27, 2001 Write an essay on this topic.
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I've always been a computer operator/typist for as long as I can remember. Since computers are here to stay and one-half of the population owns a computer at home, I would like to give some tips on how to prevent a number one concern: EYESTRAIN.
BUY A FILTER FOR YOUR MONITOR
One of the best ways to avoid the strain on your eyes is to get a filter for your monitor, if possible. This works very good because it prevents glare and blocks out a lot of unnecessary light.
FOR EYEGLASS WEARERS
I am one of those persons that has to wear glasses for working on the computer and reading. I don't necessarily have to wear them all of the time. I recently had my eye examination and decided to try a new concept. I told my eye doctor that I would prefer to get my reading glasses tinted, since I am constantly on the computer. She thought it was a good idea. If you do this, try the "brown tint" which is what I am wearing now, don't go with the light tint because then it is just like wearing regular glasses and try not to tint them too dark, because you will look like you're wearing sunglasses and I doubt if you would be able to see what you are typing. It works very well and reduces a significant amount of strain to your eyes.
Frequent breaks are necessary. I was lucky enough to work for the Census Bureau last year and we were given frequent breaks by doing stretching exercises. We would stand up, stretch, do a couple of head and arm roll exercises, and then log back into our computer. This worked great because our eyes were also getting their well-deserved break. Most jobs do not give their employees enough breaks, I think it should be written in an employees contract. Since I now work from home, I have the ability to take a break whenever I feel like it.
H2O TO THE RESCUE
l. SPLASH A LITTLE WATER IN YOUR EYES If closing your eyes for a few minutes doesn't relubricate them, step into the nearest washroom and splash water in your eyes.
2. APPLY A COLD COMPRESS If you have the time, wet a towel or washcloth and apply to your eyes for a few minutes two or three times.
3. BUY ARTIFICIAL TEARS If you wear contact lenses, use rewetting drops, or if tap water and cold compresses aren't convenient, go to the drugstore and buy over-the-counter artificial tears such as Allergan Refresh Plus, Moisture Drops, Hypotears or Tears Naturale. Apply these immediately after working on your computer and repeat as often as necessary.
I hope most of these tips will help. Working at a computer daily for 8 hours a day is not as easy as it seems, but in order to prevent our eyes from the "constant stress" that they are getting, we need to adjust to some of these tips.
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