The benefits of Vision Relaxation

Benefits

  1. Relieves eye strain .
  2. Reduces the discomfort caused by dry eyes.
  3. Helps you lower the risk of burning or itchy eyes.
  4. Helps you avoid blurry vision and headaches.
  5. Better concentration while working on your computer.

Nowadays, people are spending a lot of time working on their computers.When you stare at a screen for hours without a break, vision is fixed for too long and this can lead to an eye condition known as digital eye strain or computer vision syndrome. Most frequent eye strain symptoms that have been reported are burning or itchy eyes, the sensation of tired and dry eyes, redness, blurry vision and headaches.

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On average, most people blink around 15 to 20 times each minute, while using a computer decreases the blink rate to as low as 7 times.Blinking less frequently increases eye fatigue and you may experience the uncomfortable eyestrain symptoms.

It is very important to give your eyes periodic breaks from looking at screens.Fortunately, there are many exercises that can help you relax your vision. These are easy to do and can be done anywhere. The exercises will not only relax the eyes muscles and improve eye lubrication, but also help you to concentrate better while working on your computer.

Other tips to relax your eyes

  1. The 20-20-20 rule: every 20 minutes, focus on something that is at least 20 feet away, for 20 seconds.
  2. Palming method: close your eyes and cover them up with your palms. Apply very gentle pressure for about 1 minute.
  3. Remind yourself to blink more often.
  4. Four direction exercise: while keeping your head still, look as far as you can in all four directions - up, down, left and right- for 2-3 seconds each.
  5. Use eye drops.
  6. Adjust your screen position: The American Optometric Association recommends placing computer monitors 20 to 28 inches from your eyes.
  7. Optimize your eyewear.

This article is a part of theWellnessentially benefits series.

Sources

  1. Florida Vision Institute
  2. The National Center for Biotechnology Information
  3. Healthline
  4. Eyepic
  5. Zeiss Vision Care
  6. Food NDTV