Two Eye Exercises for Computer Eye Strain

Americans are spending at least 5 hours per day close-up looking at computers, tablets and smartphones.1 However, our eyes were not designed for extended hours of close-up work. In the same way that we need regular physical exercises, we also need eye exercises. We evolved as hunter-gathers, and our eyes are made to scan the … Continue reading “Two Eye Exercises for Computer Eye Strain”

Prevent Smartphone, Tablet and Computer Eye Strain

Vision is the sense most heavily relied on by modern, technological society. Hearing may come in as a close second, but even without a sense of hearing, we could still navigate most electronics. Without our eyes, that becomes a laborious task. But what, exactly, are the screens we look at so much, doing to our … Continue reading “Prevent Smartphone, Tablet and Computer Eye Strain”

Reduce Weight and Relieve Computer Eye Strain By Getting Up From Your Chair Often

There is new research that suggests that long periods of sitting can be linked to heart problems and poor health, even in people who exercise regularly.  The research, published in the European Heart Journal, found that those who spend a lot of time in a chair were more likely to carry weight around their waists, … Continue reading “Reduce Weight and Relieve Computer Eye Strain By Getting Up From Your Chair Often”

Protect Your Eyes At Work: Computer Eye Strain

The Vision Council recently published Eye Safety At-a-Glance: Protecting Your Vision at Work. Almost 2000 Americans suffer eye injuries in the course of each work day.  This study focuses on the importance of using safety eye wear and having emergency eyewash stations available.  Source: Medical News Today One thing that the study does not mention is … Continue reading “Protect Your Eyes At Work: Computer Eye Strain”

Computer Eyestrain: Men Say It’s a Bigger Problem for Them

The results are in from a online survey sponsored by the American Optometric Association.  It seems that men and women seem to see the world differently – at least when it comes to reporting computer eyestrain. Source: www.medicinenet.com The numbers are relatively close.  Fifty-nine percent of men compared to 53% of women say that they … Continue reading “Computer Eyestrain: Men Say It’s a Bigger Problem for Them”

Prevent Computer Eyestrain with Ergonomics, Eye Exercises, Diet and Supplements

To prevent computer eyestrain it is important to analyze your habits – your time in front of the screen, your light source, your posture.  See more about how to set up your desk to avoid computer eyestrain at our website. In addition to good ergonomics, you can also try eye exercises and think about your … Continue reading “Prevent Computer Eyestrain with Ergonomics, Eye Exercises, Diet and Supplements”

Video Gamers Have Better Hand-Eye Coordination But Risk Computer Eyestrain

Does video game playing offer health benefits or health risks?  As with many things, the answer is “it depends…” Researchers at the Centre for Vision Research at York University in Toronto have discovered that young men who spend a lot of time playing video games do better at performing other complex visuomotor tasks.  Using functional … Continue reading “Video Gamers Have Better Hand-Eye Coordination But Risk Computer Eyestrain”