Strained eyes from too much computer work: Here’s what you can do

If you have a job that involves spending a lot of hours in front of your computer, then you might have experienced eyestrain. Symptoms of eyestrain include itching, burning and pain, dry or watery eyes or blurred vision. And you may also experience headache.

Luckily there are some habits and exercises you can try doing every day that will help you manage better eye fatigue and strain.

(1) Work on your eye flexibility rotating your eyes: Eye-relaxing exercises, including eye movement. Without moving your head, roll your eyes up very slowly and then down three times. Close your eyes and perform the exercise again. Raise your gaze back to level, then look slowly to the left and slowly to the right three times each.

(2) Eye Squeeze: Squeeze your eyes shut as hard as you can and hold them closed for three seconds, then quickly open them wide. Blink a few times and repeat five times. This exercise causes the eye muscles to relax and can help ease eyestrain.

(3) Eye Breaks: As well as for your back, taking breaks every hour can also benefit your eyes. Taking a short walk or just looking away from your computer will help your eyes relax.

(4) Light: During sunny days you can also go out in the sun, close your eyes and slowly turn your head from side to side with the sun shining on your face. It is very relaxing and it is a great way to give your eyes a break.

Other things you can do for your eyes include lightening your screen and increasing the resolution of your screen on the different devices you use. And don’t forget to visit your eye doctor from time to time to check the health of your eyes....