In today’s era, computer and cell phone are the most important part in the life of many people. From business to entertainment, health advice, online courses, stocks, online shopping, we now depend on it.
Although these electronic devices are good for us on one hand, on the other hand it is bad for us, causing health problems. Especially we are prone to eye problems.
If you use the computer occasionally, the problem will not exist, but if you use it frequently, such problems will occur. But now everyone is looking at these screens from the time they wake up in the morning till they go to sleep at night.
Staring at such devices for more than 7 hours a day can cause fatigue, itching, etc., along with dry eyes, blurred vision and headaches.
Computer vision syndrome can be mild to severe and can include eye redness, dryness, irritation, fatigue, headache, drowsiness, eye pain, shoulder and back pain, and blurred near and far vision. Especially in children who play for long periods of time on mobile phones, with effects on memory and logical thinking, high-powered glasses may be required at an early age.
Constant rubbing of the eyes due to fatigue can also lead to eye infections including cataracts and conjunctivitis.
Some also suffer from insomnia, dark circles and wrinkles around the eyes due to blue light from computer screens. Blue light affects sleep patterns and causes retinal problems in the long term.
To reduce this early on, use reflective glasses, keep the computer at a 45-degree downward angle, blink frequently, use moisturizing eye drops during and after screen time, and follow the 20-20-20 rule, which means looking 20 meters away for 20 seconds every 20 minutes, which is Give rest to muscles and eye surface, don’t sit directly in front of AC, sleep for 7-8 hours, drink 2-3 liters of water daily, go out in sunlight often.
For those who spend a lot of time on the computer, it is recommended to use a larger screen. The screen should be placed at least 65 cm away and slightly below eye level. Use anti-glare mode on laptop/mobile screens. Position the screen so that light from a natural or artificial source does not shine directly on the screen or in your eyes.