Our eyes are one of the most valuable parts in our body and therefore they should be maintained properly. Frequent staring monitor can cause the eyes become tired.
Did you know that the radiation generated by PC monitor could affect your health? A study conducted by American Optometric Association (AOA) shows that PC radiation can cause eyestrain and other eye disorders. Most common symptoms complained of by participants are eyestrain, blurred vision and dry eyes. Other visual problems that might arise are headache and neck or shoulder pain.
If you are often hung out in front of a computer, then you should protect your eyes from the harmful radiation. Here are some tips to get you started:
- Use protective PC screen filter on your monitor to reduce the radiation
- Choose low radiation PC monitor, such as LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) monitor
- Keep a distance of at least 45 cm between the eyes and monitor screen
- Increase the intake of vitamin A supplements to keep the eyes healthy
- Adjust the lighting intensity monitor with eye comfort
Normally either high or low brightness of monitor screen is not good for eye health. High brightness will make the eyes glare, while the low brightness may make the eyes become tired quickly. For that, try to adjust the monitor brightness and contrast until your eyes can see comfortably.
- Resting your eyes for a moment
Do not keep staring at your monitor screen. Try to take a few moments to relax or resting your eyes. This will reduce eye and muscle fatigued. Refresh the eye by looking into another room, or looking at the blue sky or green plants.
- Wink your eyes more often to avoid eyes become dry
Rarely winking your eyes will make your eyes become dry. Therefore, wink your eyes frequently, because this will release tears and are spread to the entire surface of the cornea to keep the eye moist and crisp.
- Adjust the screen position
Do not be too high or too low, because it can cause neck pain. In addition, if the monitor is too high from the eyesight, it will disrupt the air supplied to the brain. The monitor screen should be positioned parallel to the eyes.
According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), in order to prevent eyestrain, it is suggested to place the monitor with the ergonomic position. The monitor should be placed 16-30 inches away from the eye, depending on how big the screen. Generally comfortable position to look at is 20 to 26 inches, as reported by RCTimes.
If you feel that you are likely to have eye disorders, seek an ophthalmologist immediately to make sure that your eyes are always healthy and safe.