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How to Protect your Eyes from Computer Screen

Whether you are busy business person or a school student, everyone uses computer these days like anything. With the coming of social networks and blogs people use internet more time than before. May be you need to work almost whole day in front of your computer screen but you forget to protect your eyes from the computer high usage.

Today we have LCD and LED screen still it is a far way safer than CRT and cathode screen which are highly cautious to screen. Even I have to wear glasses from my primary school because I often sit close to the TV screen to watch movies and programmes which I failed to realise when I was a kid. So now I am wearing glasses and it became a permanent attached stuff to my face these days. So to protect yourself‚  from such hazards, I have to warn you to protect your eyes from the computer screen.

 

To protect your precious eyes which is the dream of many patients without eyes round the world, it is often better to take a break at least every 30 minute during your work. Another tip would be to watch a far object for 2 minutes every 20 minute and to blink your eyes regularly.‚  It is often recommended by doctors for the tears of eyes to come out as it washes away all dust particles covering your eyeball. If you have moisture problem in your eyes there are eye drops which are prescribed by doctors for people who work too much time in front of computers.

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Well more technically such an eye problem is caused by your computer screen, for the safety of your eyes it is recommended to use a LCD or LED screen more preferably. Not just that keep at least a 0.3 meter gap between your screen and eyes. If possible work on projector screens and its impact on eyes will be low.

 

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Also it is recommended to reduce the color and keep it as low as possible and there is an amazing software f.lux the software to make your life better. What this software does is that it automatically adapts the brightness of screen according to day or night. It calculates whether it is day or night by your latitude and longitude or zip code.‚  The amazing part it adjusts all the brightness automatically after then your eyes won’t be strained anymore. Go get flux now.

 

How To: Reduce stress while using Computer

Computers are a fact of modern life. Many of us spend hours each day at our desktops or laptops, sitting in a fixed position, peering at our computer’s display, and typing. An unwelcome result of these repetitive continuous activities is lingering nagging pain that it slow to heal and interferes with necessary, important work.

Computer related pain may be pain in the neck and shoulder, radiating arm pain and or wrist pain. The locations and types of pain are sufficiently characteristic to be termed REPETITIVE STRESS SYNDROME. Another term might be OVERUSE SYNDROME, a term used in sports for common conditions, such as, shin splints and tennis elbow. The cause is self evident, doing too much of the same thing for too long.

How to prevent these problems? The solution is two-fold. One is to pay attention to the ergonomics of your computer work. The second relates to physical fitness. Ergonomics is the science of examining people and their working environments as it affects efficiency, safety and ease of action.

Your work place should be designed so that you can do a lot of work and still be functioning well. These key points will help you optimize your work space and to avoid work place stress injuries.

Monitor

The monitor should be positioned so that your neck flexes slightly and your angle of gaze is directed down about 10 degrees. Looking up uses the neck upper back muscles, leading to muscle tightness and fatigue. Looking down all alleviates this unnecessary tension. Rotating your head to look at the monitor is a frequent cause of neck, upper back and arm pain.

Chair

The chair seat height and the keyboard should be aligned so that when your hands are on the keyboard; your elbows are parallel to the floor. Your elbows should be neither above nor below the key board, but on the same plane.

Mouse pad

The mouse pad should be close to the key board, so that good elbow adjustment‚ is maintained. You should not have to reach for the mouse.

Move frequently

Get up eve our for at least 5-10 minutes and enjoy a quick break. If you can, get a change of scenery and fresh air. This will invigorate your – mind as well a our body.

Get fit

Start a physical ess plan. If you are fit, you are less‚ likely to injure yourself in gene , and you will recover quickly if injury or trauma happens. Regular‚ ‚ excercise plus strengthening and conditioning exercises will tone your muscles, tendons, ligaments and even lubricate your joints, helping you to match the challenge of rigorous work and adapt to stress. You can also do a quick shaking of the fingers, stretching the . back from the base of the palm and occasionally squeezing a rubber ball or tennis ball.

Maintain good posture

Whether you are at the computer or away from the work, try to recall how you look when your posture is good and then get in that position when you remember. For most people, shoulders tend to ride up during the course of a stressful day. Drop yours a little, since keeping them slightly raised wastes a lot of energy, creates fatigue and produces trigger points that cause pain. The best solution to repetitive stress syndrome is to practice good ergonomics and take frequent short brakes. If your boss objects, just tell him or her that your five-minute ergonomic break is preventive insurance against five days of lost work.