We are looking our today-tomorrow and the future in the computer field. Being computer engineer, we are coding and developing software in IT companies… Being accountant, we are feeding entries… Being a blogger, we are enthusiastic to give quality content to our reader. Like this, every one of us has chosen a career of conviction in IT industry.
Are we really doing good?
We are doing well if it is only concern to our job, earning bucks and getting the hike in the designation. But these things will sound better for us if we are also conscious about our health.
If you are spending lots of time on the computer you must have to aware of Computer Vision Syndrome. If you are not taking it as a concern, it does not only show adverse effects on your productivity but also on your health.
So it is good to take precaution. In this post, we see what exactly Computer Vision Syndrome is and how to overcome Computer Vision Syndrome.
What is Computer Vision Syndrome?
By sitting in front of a computer for a long time, it may troll on your health. It has very adverse effect on our body. It may lead to the vision problem, headache and neck and shoulder pain if we don’t care about it.
Vision syndrome may lead to computing vision syndrome (CVS). It doesn’t cause permanent damage to the eyes, but it can snatch our comfort level. Lack of comfort feeling affects our productivity and performance.
The most common symptoms under CVS includes are eye straining, eye redness, irritation or dryness, eyes burning, headache, neck and shoulder pain, etc…
How to overcome Computer Vision Syndrome?
Here are some simple guidelines that will help you to come out from Computer Vision Syndrome…
1) Monitor location:
It is good to have an appropriate position of the monitor from a position of eyes. Not only it helps you to concentrate on your work, it is also beneficial for keeping your fitness and health.
As per the study analysis, the monitor should be more than 25 inches from eyes position, and 6 inches below the horizontal eyes level.
2) Anti-glare screen:
The anti-glare screen is nothing but the display design to cut down the amount of light that reflects from the computer screen.
Nowadays, Anti-glare screen you can get in any device like the computer, laptop, and also in the gadget like a smart phone, tablet, phablet, etc… Anti-glare screen emits less light than the normal display screen. It is highly recommended for those who are used to work on a computer daily for a long time.
Sharing you my personal experience. Being blogger I spend lots of time on the computer. Earlier I was getting eye itching problem on my old laptop. So I have taken new HP laptop which has an anti-glare screen. From that time I am really feeling cosy even if I stretch working time.
If you are purchasing new device or gadget, do check for the anti-glare screen. It is worth for one-time investment rather than dealing with health issues.
3) Light effect:
We have already seen precaution from light emitted by computer screen using Anti-glare screen. Now there is also a possibility of an adverse effect of light coming from outside and hitting eyes directly.
Don’t let the light hit your eyes directly. Instead of that, use suspended ceiling and windows with shades, blinds, curtains. It will avoid direct hit of light on eyes while working on the computer.
4) Avoid blow of air directly on eyes:
While working on the computer, do take care. So that air coming from AC or cooler fan will not hit your eyes directly. If air strikes your eyes directly it will drain water in eyes. Drain eyes are more prone to eye itching problem.
5) Rule of 20-20-20
The name itself looks quite tricky, isn’t it?
Yes! It is effective as well.
After working every 20 minutes, take a break of 20 seconds and look at the object that is at least 20 feet away from you. Watch this video, it will explain how Rule of 20-20-20 will work amazing for you.
If we are working on the computer too long, the eyes get dry. Due to this, it may lead to eye straining, eye redness, irritation or dryness, eyes burning, etc… To keep front surface of your eyes moist, blink your eyes frequently.
Remember if health is good, then and then there is worth of doing work.
Being techie I often work on Computer for a long time. I personally use these rules and really feeling good as compared to before.
I have tried to cover up points after analysis and little bit observation while working on a computer daily about 12-14 hours.
So please adopt these rules in you to overcome computer vision syndrome and share your own experience in the comment section. If there is any add-on points that I should have to mention, feel free to comment.