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Those ~ Happy Eyes

Those ~ Happy Eyes

Hi Folks,

Today’s topic talks about keeping your eyes healthy while using your computer.

If you’re like me, there are times you need to use a computer ( in fact writing this story using my computer while enjoying the fresh air so can look at the relaxing mountains nearby).

As you know more and more jobs require the use of computers. Especially With the
information age being available on the computer, more and more
people are spending endless hours in front of the screen. After a
long day in front of the computer, it is common to start feeling
tired, irritable, or pain in the eyes or head. Staring at computers
and forgetting to relax and give the eyes a break can cause
permanent damage and eye problems.

No one is expected to live a life without computers; we all need
them and are use to them being a part of our daily lives. However,
it is important to listen to our bodies and relax or take a break
when necessary.

Do this to help your eyes, body, even your mind stay refreshed as well as healthy too !!

Listen to your body; it knows better than you do when it’s time for
a break. Do not work until your eyes burn; you missed all the
previous signs. Take short breaks every hour of work. This means
get at least once every hour and walk around. However, taking
breaks isn’t enough. Look away from the screen every 15-20 minutes
for a minute or two. Look at things close and far away to allow the
eyes to adjust and move around. The goal is to avoid the strain in
the first place.

Blink as often as you can to keep the eyes lubricated. Take a few
minutes to roll the eyeballs around; you can do this with your eyes
open or closed to avoid looking silly. Open and close your eyes
often to give them a short break. Yawn if you have too. Yawning
stretches out the jaw muscles and keeps them from becoming tense
causing headaches and eyes strain.

Move around as much as possible. You should always be in a
comfortable position so adjust your body or chair as often as
needed. Move the keyboard or monitor so you aren’t stretching your
neck or looking at things at a strange angle. Try to avoid glare on
the monitor, move it around as the sun moves or get a screen
protector.

Keep the work area bright and well lit. Bright lights lighten up
the mood and keep you feeling positive. Dim lights only bring down
your mood and cause you to feel sluggish. Making minor changes in
the work space and taking breaks often can keep long hours in front
of the computer from permanently damaging the eyes.

Some additional tips include:

Eye Roll Exercise
1. Can be done standing, sitting or lying down

2. With your eyes open, roll them around in clockwise circles 15-20 times, then anticlockwise circles 15-20 times

Start slowly and gradually do it faster

Make sure you roll your eyes around in as wide a circle as possible

Do the Eye Roll 2-3 times a day

Benefits

* Stretches and tones your eye muscles, and
* Enhances local blood circulation, which
* Improves vision

Tips

* Do the eye roll in bed to help you wake up
* Combine it with the Eye Rub, below, for greater benefits

Eye Rub Exercise
1. Can be done standing, sitting or lying down

2. Keep your eyes closed throughout the exercise

3. Rub your hands together briskly to warm them up

4. Immediately place the base ofyour palms over your eyes. Feel the heat penetrating & warming your eyes. Hold your hands there till the heat subsides. Repeat steps 3 & 4 a couple of times.

5. Warm up your hands again, then use the tips of your fingers to rub across your eyelids from the inside corner to the sides 20-30 times or for 1-2 minutes.

6. Warm your hands once again, then use the tips of your middle fingers to rub around youreye sockets. Go with the grain of your eyebrows. Do 20-30 circles around each eye or simply rubthem for 1-2 minutes.

Do the Eye Rub exercise 2-3 times a day

Benefits

* Soothes and relaxes your eyes, and
* Enhances local blood circulation, which
* Improves your vision

Tips

* Do the Eye Rub in bed to help you wake up

Most importantly of all is to balance your activities. This goes for using the computer with
getting out for some fresh air while viewing the scenery, to working in an office and taking a few
minutes break (I like calling them Energy Time to get more energy for getting things done).

Here’s to having healthy body, mind, AND eyes ~ Besides it is said the eyes are the window to the soul ~

Eyes ~ Windows to Our Heart and Soul ~

Eyes ~ Windows to Our Heart and Soul ~

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