Your eyes are among your most precious possessions and it is very important that you take good care of them.
- Drink milk and eat healthy food like vegetables and carrots.
- Do not play with sharp and pointed objects/instruments.
- Regular eye examinations should be carried out.
- Always wear plastic lenses to protect eyes from injuries.
- Always maintain a distance of 33-40 cms while reading books or while doing home work.
- Never lie down and read books – sit erect while reading.
- Don’t read in dim lighting – adequate lighting conditions are recommended.
- Do regular eye exercises to keep them healthy.
- Wash your eyes with cold water frequently.
- For children already wearing spectacles, do remember to wear them throughout the day for clear vision.
For Computer Users
- After every 20 minutes of work, look 20 feet away from the computer screen and blink 20 times.
- We blink less while using the computer and we tend to stare as a result the blink rate reduces. So consciously blink while working on the computer.
- Use lubricating eye drops in both the eyes before every session on the computer. Consult your eye surgeon before using any eye drops.
- Moderate to severe eye fatigue may need glasses as some cylindrical refractive Error may need to be corrected. If you work several hours a day, you may need numbered Computer Glasses or Anti reflection coated glasses that give the eye a rest while working on the computer.
- Avoid using Contact Lenses while working on the computer as they tend to worsen the Dryness of the eyes.
- Maintain a good distance from the computer screen – sit approximately 22 to 28 inches away from it. Sitting too close or too far may increase the strain on eyes and cause eye fatigue.
- The center of the computer screen should be 4-5 inches below your Eye level. It’s best to look at the computer screen in a Downward Gaze. This position helps the lids to cover most part of the eyes and you can still view normally with less surface exposure and drying of tears.
- Check your posture from time to time to reduce Neck-Shoulder-Wrist pain. Keep your wrists straight and not supported on some sharp edges.
- Use adjustable chairs so that you can maintain good posture by adjusting it to your need. Your legs should always be rested on ground.
- Arrange the lighting in the room such that the glare and reflection in the Computer Screen are reduced to a minimum.
- Opt for Anti-reflective lenses if you are spending significant amount of time in front of TV or Computers.
- Ensure that the air from the blower is not directed towards your eyes, as it is a major cause of dryness.