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February 24, 2008 / yolynne

Caring for the Eyes of Modern man.. and woman as well

When my husband suffered from Eye strain and irritation a few weeks ago, I immediately brought him to an Eye specialist to take a look at his reddening and irritated eye.

He was advised to sleep early, drink lots of water, minimize his computer usage, have at least 8 hours of sleep, a new eye wear and the doctor gave him several eye drop medicines.

It then made me think how we, modern men and women neglect one of our most used body part, the EYES.

Then I thought of how well I have been treating my own eyes lately, for starters… I went back working on an 800 x 600 desktop resolution, then chose the serif font with size 20 on my Firefox browser on top of my Edubuntu machine for easier reading and this lessens my eye strain.

One blog even posted something about the COMPUTER VISION SYNDROME which said that according to the American Optometric Association, anyone who exceeds two hours of computer use a day is at a risk for CVS.

and some eye exercises where suggested

Take Care of Your Eyes While Working at the Computer

Sitting for long hours in front of the computer (or the Television) could harm your eyes. Tanya Munshi offers some simple but effect eye workouts for computer users to help reduce eyestrain:

1. Look at distant objects either in your office or outside. Try taking such visual breaks for about five to 10 minutes every hour.

2. Keep two used tea bags in the refrigerator before you leave for work. Once you are home, place the tea bags on your eyes for a few minutes – this will soothe your tired eyes.

3. While you keep your eyes closed, roll your eyeballs both clockwise and anticlockwise and take a deep breath. Gradually open your eyes while releasing your breath. This exercise lasts for a minute and you can repeat it three times before getting back to work.” It serves as a good workout for the eyes. Rediff.

I dunno what happened to my previous post.. I went reorganizing my thoughts again and did another one


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  1. Actremediation / Jan 17 2009 6:50 pm

    Hi, What was the work of your husband? me i worked 16 hours a day because of SEO and blogging… I guess your husband was also worked like me everyday because of internet….

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