Eye Care Tips ~
How to Preserve Your Child’s Eyesights and Prevent Prescription Growth
Part 1: Develop Good Reading Habits
Part 2: Use Your Eyes and Your Computer Smartly
It’s 11:30 in the evening. You’ve been working at your computer since 9:00 a.m. Your eyes feel irritated and fatigued, your vision is blurry and you still have several hours of work ahead of you.
The symptoms that you are experiencing are common among people who do considerable near work including those who work with computers. They may be a result of the way that you use the equipment and furnishings in your work-station. But they may also be, at least partly, the result of a vision problem. Anytime you experience symptoms like headaches, eye strain, blurred vision, eye irritation, double vision, excessive tears or dry eyes, pain in the eyes or excessive blinking or squinting, you should visit your doctor of optometry for a comprehensive eye examination. And, when you do, be sure to tell the doctor about the computer work that you do.
After you have had a comprehensive eye examination, there are a number of things that you can do to arrange and use the elements of your workstation to eliminate or minimize discomfort.
Nearsightedness, or myopia, as it is medically termed, is a vision condition in which near objects are seen clearly, but distant objects do not come into proper focus.
Farsightedness, or hyperopia, as it is medically termed, is a vision condition in which distant objects are usually seen clearly, but close ones do not come into proper focus.
Astigmatism is a vision condition that occurs when the front surface of your eye(cornea) is slightly irregular in shape. This irregularity prevents light from focusing properly on the back of your eye(retina). As a result, your vision may be blurred at all distances.
Presbyopia is a vision condition in which the crystalline lens of your eye loses its flexibility, which makes it difficult for you to focus on close objects.
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