How to Prevent Eye Strain and Headaches?

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Hi,

I'm not sure this is the right section, but I could not find any relevant section to post this.

I'm working for more than 12-13 hours a day. I do take breaks after 15 minutes, but I frequently get headaches caused by eye strain. It's really affecting my productivity.

Any methods to prevent this. Do Computer Anti-glare screens work?

Has this been a problem for you too?
#eye #headaches #prevent #strain
  • Profile picture of the author CTRTheme
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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
      I don't mean to state the obvious, but I do the obvious...

      I just turn down the brightness.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kush Sharma
        Originally Posted by Daniel Evans View Post

        I don't mean to state the obvious, but I do the obvious...

        I just turn down the brightness.
        I do that too. But it only helps so much.
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        • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
          Originally Posted by GoonerPride View Post

          I do that too. But it only helps so much.
          It only helps me such much too because I need to see colours vividly as a graphic designer.

          Daniel
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          • Profile picture of the author LilBlackDress
            It is easy to spend to much time at the computer which can result in health issues including eye strain, back strain and neck problems.

            Check your seating and invest in quality chairs and make sure you have them positioned correctly.
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            I purchased memory foam cushions for the arms of my ergonomic chairs. They slip right over the arms and are really comfy. Wow..what a huge difference they make.

            I also picked up a small back massager which is awesome. I have a daily back rub and it really helps.

            Take breaks from staring at the screen. I read a study that people who stare at computer screens may develop greater eye pressure which can result in eye issues like glaucoma...(be sure to get screened)

            You can pick up an eye compress inexpensively. This goes in the microwave and can then be applied to the eye area to help soothe them.

            It really makes sense to take steps now to prevent problems later.
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      • Profile picture of the author seasoned
        Originally Posted by Daniel Evans View Post

        I don't mean to state the obvious, but I do the obvious...

        I just turn down the brightness.
        That often makes things WORSE!

        Steve
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    • Profile picture of the author Kush Sharma
      Originally Posted by CTRTheme View Post

      What are you doing for 12-13 hours?
      Work that requires me to stare at a monitor?
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      • Profile picture of the author Tomas Lodén
        I have the same problem and im using Gunnar Optiks Computer Eyewear. Helps alleviate the eye strain from displays and also reduce dry eyes due to air flow. Good luck!
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        • Profile picture of the author Kush Sharma
          Originally Posted by Tomas Lodén View Post

          I have the same problem and im using Gunnar Optiks Computer Eyewear. Helps alleviate the eye strain from displays and also reduce dry eyes due to air flow. Good luck!
          Thanks, I'll check them out.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennisknows
    Sounds like you need to take longer breaks... maybe even a nap..

    but from one who does some what of the same thing, I know that's easier said than done..

    I saw this a few months back and it sounded interesting..

    Might want to invest in these
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    • Profile picture of the author Kush Sharma
      Originally Posted by Dennisknows View Post

      Sounds like you need to take longer breaks... maybe even a nap..

      but from one who does some what of the same thing, I know that's easier said than done..

      I saw this a few months back and it sounded interesting..

      Might want to invest in these
      Computer Glasses Help Reduce Eye Strain - YouTube
      thanks, this was great. But I already bought such glasses from Lawrence and Mayo. They do help but not as much as i would like them to.
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    • Profile picture of the author angelina342
      Originally Posted by Dennisknows View Post

      Sounds like you need to take longer breaks... maybe even a nap..

      but from one who does some what of the same thing, I know that's easier said than done..

      I saw this a few months back and it sounded interesting..

      Might want to invest in these
      Computer Glasses Help Reduce Eye Strain - YouTube
      Thanks for sharing this nice video. I guess most members of this forum do spend lots of time in front of a computer and lots of them would have such situation often.
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      • Profile picture of the author drcayenne
        I have found that Pinhole Glasses work very well for extended hours of computer work. They are much cheaper, too (less than $25) and may even improve your eyesight.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tomas Lodén
    Gunnarstylus:

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  • Profile picture of the author moreno
    Make a break for one day , go walk in the naturesomewhere!
    One way to relaese your eyes and your head too is:
    Stare to the horizon , i mean stand up , go away fron PC and stare to a point far somewhere in the sky .
    This will release the eyes from the strain of fixing near point on your screen.
    Do it consistently , Not just 20 sec. ......
    good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author thatjc
    My sympathies - doesn't sound like much fun.

    Review your display monitor setup:
    No reflections off glass (if you use an old CRT [Cathode Ray Tube] display).
    Good environment contrast:
    No bright background behind display (like back of display facing a window).
    Comfortable screen brightness and contrast.

    Press a washcloth soaked in hot water gently against your closed eyes when you take your breaks (stimulates tear glands and such). Especially recommended for seniors.

    See an ophthalmologist:
    Perhaps you need glasses or have some other eye problem

    Check the ergonomics of your work chair and such:
    Maybe headaches are from poor ergonomics, not eyes?

    Hope this helps...
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  • Profile picture of the author nitesh
    Do meditation, eye movement exercises and some reasoning in your idle time. Meditation and eye movement exercises will prevent your eye strain and headaches and reasoning will boost your logical ability.
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  • Profile picture of the author igg
    This top 10 list to relief computer eye strain might help you out
    10 Tips for Computer Eye Strain Relief - AllAboutVision.com . Some very nice tips offered there.
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  • Profile picture of the author mojojuju
    I used to get headaches when I used multiple monitors. Now I use one monitor positioned with the center of the screen a couple inches below eye level and I've eliminated eye and neck strain.
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  • Profile picture of the author 55sadhikar
    Hey you need to do some alternate nostril breathing pranayama ,it will help you to relax your whole body.. It is recommended to do this pranayama at least 2 hours afte r your meal... If you're working long hours you need to get some rest or you'll soon get burned down so maintain sometime to let your body relax and rejuvenate.
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  • Profile picture of the author cimsols
    I'm glad I read this thread because I'm starting to get those floaters! I'm going to go take a nap right now.
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  • Profile picture of the author theaccountant
    Eye strain and headaches are most commonly the result of visiting too many questionable websites too frequently
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  • Profile picture of the author Pedro Ferreira
    This is a very frequent problem for people that spend a lot of time looking at the computer screen. It's called computer vision syndrome (cvs) and it affects 64% to 90% office workers, and that includes I guess internet marketers like us.

    I know this because I also suffer from it from time to time. If you take a week or two off, your eyes will get back to normal so this is not a permanent thing.

    I used to get headaches, shoulder pain and blurred vision (specially when looking at distant objects) and it all reduced since i started to implement these things:

    Computer positioning: the computer should be at about your arm's length and the screen should be right in front of you (not to the side) and it's center a few inches below your eyes.

    Blink your eyes: You blink a lot less when you're in front of the computer and that's why your eyes get so tired. Make an effort to blink frequently (after awhile you do this without thinking).

    Keep doing your pauses every 15 minutes and look off into the distance. Something that I sometimes do is to blink as many times as i can during 30 to 60 seconds to moisture my eyes.

    Adjust Brightness/Contrast: Your computer screen is not a lamp! Make sure it blends well with the environment and it's natural/artificial light. Think about a kindle for example, it's designed to be comfortable on your eyes.

    Increase font size: this is very easy to do, duhh.

    Use pen and paper: whenever you're brainstorming, use a pen and paper and save your eyes the trouble. Better yet, if you're thinking about your business or personal life as we all do throughout the day just look away from the computer.

    Your computer is a business tool, not the center of the universe so you don't have to look at it all the time.

    Other things to consider: have good posture as this helps with shoulder/neck pain, clean the monitor regularly, have your eyes checked once in awhile and maybe consider using computer glasses.

    Hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author CDawson
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    I actually get something called "computer vision syndrome" which causes me to get dizzy when the lighting is just right (staring at the computer screen). Look it up, they have tips to help reduce symptoms.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tiptopcat
    DENNISKNOWS - Great video share. The best solution is to step away from the computer for as long as you can. Your eyes do need the down time.

    As others have mentioned, this is easier said than done, especially since I work all day with a computer then come home to do my own online stuff all evening.
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  • Profile picture of the author Heart Cardio
    Take frequent breaks, and if you wear contacts, take a break from them. I wear contacts and used to get headaches but now I wear my glasses a bit more to let my eyes breathe and I do not have as many issues. Plus I use eye drops from time to time to make sure that my eyes are not too dry. And remember to blink often, and as suggested take days off so your eyes can rest.
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  • Profile picture of the author butters
    I suggest you read: Eye strain and eye fatigue: causes, symptoms and prevention

    Also keep your body fluids topped up.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sarevok
    Adopt the 20/20/20 rule.

    Every 20 minutes, look away and stare at something 20 feet away, for 20 seconds.

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  • Profile picture of the author themen710
    Close your eyes turn off the thinking for a few and really relax. You got this far so you can get the rest done too. Live far from the computer that cause your eyes problems and headache.
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    • Profile picture of the author t3cn1c0
      Well, this is also what I am worrying about. I also work in front of the computer for about 10 hours and my breaks is about 30 minutes max.

      I haven't experienced headache yet but I can feel that my eyes is a bit tired already. What I do to at least minimize the stress I blink often so that the eyes won't be dry. And then I always make sure the monitor is lower than my eyes. These tips are what I have read online. But if the headache happens to you frequently, just go visit an eye expert, we might have different cases of eye problems so it would be hard to give solution to that.
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  • Profile picture of the author visimedia
    I experience of having 30 minutes for taking a nap in the afternoon will boost my productivity till midnight with no bad effect.

    I think you should try that.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Slow down the resonance. If the screen is flickering too fast it can make your head hurt pretty bad.

    Longer breaks outside help, too.
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