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How to reduce eyestrain in this digital era?

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Do you also feel that aching or throbbing or maybe tingling sensation in your eyes while working on the screen or after you have worked for an hour? Yes, we all feel it but most of us don’t even know what to do with it, and they wait until people put specks on or any other serious issue happens to them. What if we have taken some actions which help us in relaxing our eyes and give us a fruitful result in our vision.

Eyestrain is a very common thing, and it can be minimized without the use of any medicine or any kind of treatment but the most important thing is that you must be aware of the changes happening in your vision. The changes can be of any type like double or blurred vision, you have that feeling that you can’t keep your eyes open, sensitivity towards light increases, and a little bit of headache.

Let’s find the core of eyestrain.

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If I ask you how a burger is made and what the end product looks like it will take you milliseconds to picture the image of a burger “it’s a combination of layers of different food items”. So, like we know it’s not been made out of a single piece it’s a mixture of so many things. Like that eyestrain is also a series of combined mistaken actions we have done from past quite a time and still doing it and won’t even observing them.

Some common problems from which eye strain occurs.

· Spending more time on screen: in this digital era, we all have to work on screens and sometimes we have to invest most of our daily hours in it, because of the regular exposure of the bright or glare light can cause irritation in our eyes.

· Continuously reading without giving a break to our eyes: our eyes are just like any other muscles in your body. It will get tiring if one is continuously using it without giving rest.

· Frequently or often rubbing of your eyes: rubbing too hard can damage your eye lens or the cornea and it can cause an infection that requires medical treatment.

· Studying in dim light: straining your eyes to see in dim light won’t cause any serious damage but it can fasten the tiering process of your eyes.

· Putting the object too near to your eyes: it is advised that any object should be put 25cm away from your eyes.


Different methods of living which are suitable for our eyes.

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There are some lifestyle tips that help you to reduce eye strain and prevent them from becoming sore.

· Light adjustments:

You should adjust the light exposure according to the work you’re doing. If you’re working on a screen try to use a shaded light positioned in front of you, this shade will help in keeping the light directly shining into your eyes. These days we all have reading mode features inbuilt in our phones or in laptops try to use it. While reading something on actual paper or doing some close work try to put a light behind you so the light directly comes to your page or the task you’re doing. 

· Taking breaks is essential:

While doing some close work or screen work, take breaks occasionally and provide rest to your eyes by looking away or blink your eyes. Blinking refreshes your eyes and brings moisture to your eyes. 

· Limiting your screen-time:

While using digital platforms we should limit our time spent on screen, especially important for children. In the lockdown period, video games are preferable to outdoor games and thus make an addition to our screen time. 

· Eye Drops can clam our eyes:

Use eye drops when you feel normal also because it helps in the recurrence of symptoms while making them well lubricated. if your eyes often get dry, over-the-counter artificial tears can provide quick relief. For selecting eye drops which suits you, take help from your healthcare provider. Keep in mind that your eyedrops should not contain preservatives, they might make your dry eye symptoms even worse.

· Eye exercise are the quick relief:

For making your eye muscles flexible and to suppress the eyestrain, one should daily perform the eye exercise. Some of the researchers have mentioned that continuously eye exercise will improve your eye vision, though it’s not scientifically proven it can really help in reducing eye strain to make your eyes feel better and relaxed.


· Apply tea bags:

Tea leaves are very beneficial; they contain bioflavonoids which help in fighting various bacteria and infections. By placing tea bags on your eyes for several minutes can help in decreasing inflammation.

· Frequent use of rose water and cold water:

You can either use a few drops of rose water in your eyes or dip a piece of cotton cloth in rose water and applying it gently on your eyes will give the feeling of calmness that you always desire for. Wrap ice cubes in a clean cotton towel to place them on your eyes for relief.


A well-balanced diet.

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Maintaining a healthy, well-balanced diet can help you in developing any serious eye condition. Like any other body part, our eyes will also become healthy. Eat food that is rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Any serious condition could be avoided earlier only if we took good care of things when they needed our attention. Most of us didn’t connect the dots between the food they are eating and their eye vision.

So, here are some food items which you can easily make part of your diet.

· Fish- they are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, they may help you in the protection against dry eyes or any macular degeneration.

· Eggs- they have nutrients and vitamins in them, along with lutein and vitamin A which protects our eye health.

· Oranges- citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C, they are an antioxidant which helps vision over the age-related problem.

· Leafy green vegetables- they are a source of vitamin C, which contain both lutein and zeaxanthin.

· Carrots- they are rich in vitamin A and beta carotene (which gives the orange color in carrots).

Some more are squash, broccoli, and nuts and almonds are very beneficial for our eyes.


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So, as we all know how eyes are important for us, how they make our life easier. Now it’s time for us to take good care of them. We just need to bring slight changes in our lifestyle and results will be beneficial for a lifetime.

You can take help from your healthcare provider, and these small changes will bring you close to the vision you always dream of.

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