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Eyes fatigue prevention causes and symptoms

By: princepoint |Time : August 09, 2016, 02:20:31 AM
Eye Fatigue

Eye fatigue or eye strain is a common and annoying condition. The symptoms include tired, itching, and burning eyes.

 Eye fatigue is rarely a serious condition. Common sense precautions at home, work, and outdoors may
help prevent or reduce eye fatigue.

If your eye fatigue is associated with headaches or with eye problems such as: Discomfort Double vision Significant change in vision

Causes of Eye Fatigue
Any activity that requires intense use of the eyes --
such as extended amounts of driving or reading -- can
 cause eye fatigue. These include extended periods of:
 Reading Writing Driving

Exposure to bright light or straining to see in dim light
can also cause eye fatigue. One of the most common causes of eye fatigue is
staring for long periods at digital devices such as: Computer screens Smartphones Video games This type of eye fatigue or eye strain is some times
known as computer vision syndrome. It affects about 50%-90% of computer workers. Some estimates say
computer-related eye symptoms may be responsible
for up to 10 million primary care eye examination.

Symptoms of Eye Fatigue Eye fatigue is associated with uncomfortable and

symptoms, such as: Sore or irritated eyes Difficulty focusing Dry or watery eyes Blurred or double vision Increased sensitivity to light Pain in the neck, shoulders, or back

NOTE These symptoms can decrease your productivity.
They may be intensified by sleep deprivation. During sleep, the eyes are replenished with essential nutrients. Lack of sleep may result in persistent eye irritation.

Prevention of Eye Fatigue Usually eye fatigue can be prevented or reduced by
making simple changes in your work habits or
environment. Here are some prevention tips from organizations
such as Prevent Blindness, the National Eye Institute,
and Get Eye Smart: Make changes to your computer screen, such
as:Place the screen 20-26 inches away from your eyes
and a little below eye level. Regularly clean off dust and fingerprints from the
screen. Smudges on the screen can reduce contrast
and increase problems with glare and reflections. Choose screens that tilt and swivel. Consider using a glare filter over your screen.

Take care of your eyes with these steps: Apply a washcloth soaked in warm water to tired, dry eyes (with eyes closed). Use artificial tears to refresh your eyes when they feel dry. To help prevent dry eyes while working indoors, use an air cleaner to filter dust and a humidifier to add
moisture to the air.

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