| Eyes are precious

Your eyes are among your most precious possessions and it is very important that you take good care of them.

For Everyone
  1. Drink milk and eat healthy food like vegetables and carrots.
  2. Do not play with sharp and pointed objects/instruments.
  3. Regular eye examinations should be carried out.
  4. Always wear plastic lenses to protect eyes from injuries.
  5. Always maintain a distance of 33-40 cms while reading books or while doing home work.
  6. Never lie down and read books – sit erect while reading.
  7. Don’t read in dim lighting – adequate lighting conditions are recommended.
  8. Do regular eye exercises to keep them healthy.
  9. Wash your eyes with cold water frequently.
  10. For children already wearing spectacles, do remember to wear them throughout the day for clear vision.
For Computer Users
  1. After every 20 minutes of work, look 20 feet away from the computer screen and blink 20 times.
  2. 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.
  3. Use lubricating eye drops in both the eyes before every session on the computer. Consult your eye surgeon before using any eye drops.
  4. 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.
  5. Avoid using Contact Lenses while working on the computer as they tend to worsen the Dryness of the eyes.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Check your posture from time to time to reduce Neck-Shoulder-Wrist pain. Keep your wrists straight and not supported on some sharp edges.
  9. Use adjustable chairs so that you can maintain good posture by adjusting it to your need. Your legs should always be rested on ground.
  10. Arrange the lighting in the room such that the glare and reflection in the Computer Screen are reduced to a minimum.
  11. Opt for Anti-reflective lenses if you are spending significant amount of time in front of TV or Computers.
  12. Ensure that the air from the blower is not directed towards your eyes, as it is a major cause of dryness.
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