How to Reduce Computer Eye Strain

If you spend a chunk of time in front of the computer you will find the following advice easy to apply and helpful to protect your eyes

Tip One

Adjust the zoom setting on the document once in a while.  So your eyes are not set on the same size letters every moment of the day. This is possible in most word processors and document

Tip Two

Support the health of your eyes by remembering Vitamin A has another name. It is called Retinol related to the Retina of our eyes. Retinol is important to the health of our eyes. Foods that contain significant amounts of Vitamin A are apricots, asparagus, beet greens, broccoli, cantaloupe, carrots, collard, dandelion greens, papayas, peaches, pumpkin,  red peppers, spinach, sweet potatoes, and yellow squash. Enjoy these sight nourishing foods whenever you can. If you want more suggestions on different foods that can help nourish your eyes and many parts of your body I recommend an excellent book many health stores and wellness practitioners use as a reference text. It is called Prescription for Nutritional Healing and I have my own copy right by me as I write. I needed it to check the spelling of Prescription!

Tip Three

Make sure your monitor is in front of you at eye level – elevate it on a platform if you have to. Sometimes a few big books will work! If you still have phone books to elevate the screen they will do the trick.

Tip Four

To help keep all your body including your eyes moist you need to make sure your body is well hydrated. Keep yourself hydrated by sipping water throughout the day. I recommend you have a water bottle close by that you can sip from frequently. If you are interested in using a stainless steel water bottle that you can use at work and to and from work you can check out my stainless steel bottle review posted here. It is full of helpful guidelines.

Tip Five

Perform fun activities like rolling your eyes to reduce eye strain every ten minutes or so. People working close by you will wonder what is going on!

Tip Six

Focus on a distant object every few minutes – perhaps when you are thinking up a new phrase or checking for something in your memory. Look into the distance rather than downwards.

Tip Seven

Use a Liquid Crystal Monitor (LCD) like on a laptop. It offers better contrast for viewing purposes. If you don’t have a LCD monitor you can start your research by following this link to information on a LCD Monitors

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Best Wishes,

David