For eyestrain, try acupressure. It actually works! I work at a computer ALL day for my job. Search Google "acupressure for eye strain" and you will find some articles demonstrating the points.
Hi Wendy - Thanks so much for the acupressure technique for eye strain (yes, it indeed does work). I printed it out and posted it by my monitor as a reminder to do it. Best of health to you! Bess
For the last three months I've had increasing eye strain from 'screen' activity. However, I figured out that it is LED backlit screens that are causing the symptoms.
I replaced my desktop's newer LED backlit monitor with an older CCFL (flourescent) and do not get the strain. I do get strain from my smartphone and iPad, both have LED backlighting.
Of course the problem may not be LED lighting itself but other optical layers in the screen design that alter the light.
I'll update this post after additional testing.
Decrease Screen Brightness
Works! Didn't realise until I read this but, yeah, I started lowering my screen brightness to 4 (outof 8)- exactly half.
What to do with your screen brightness is to get paper, ideally from a non-fiction reading book and just compare it with your screen, and lower your screen brightness until it matches the white"ness" and brightness of the paper. That way:
- No Eye Strain
- Prevents Long-Term Eye Damage
- Improves sleep
Decrease Screen Brightness
I found that I was feeling dizzy after being on the computer all day, which would subside after I left work and come back the next day as soon as I got back on the computer. I looked on the net to find answers and I found that if you lower the brightness on your moniter it will help. I lowered mine to zero and haven't had any problems with feeling dizzy since then.
I strained my eyes a couple of weekend ago when I was re-titling hundreds of posts one at a time. First time I've done that and oh, it's not pleasant. I had a constant headache and my eyes, temples, and forehead felt "fried". I had to take frequent breaks and cover my eyes with a light blocking sleep mask.
Well, when the symptoms persisted over a week making me very cranky, I jumped online and went hunting for info. I discovered that there is actually a name for this type of eye strain! It's called Computer Vision Syndrome. I started some of the exercises I read on various websites, but nothing made my eyes feel better. I also let cold water from the shower run on my eyes for as long as I could take it. Helped a bit. I tried magnesium oil which definitely helped, albeit temporarily. But it seemed the minute I started back at the computer, the headache, dizziness, and nausea would start up again almost immediately.
I then had the intuitive thought to unhook my laptop from the external monitor and try working on it in another room. Within a day my eyes were back to normal. I figured out that what healed my eyes was that I was now gazing down at the computer screen, whereas before my eyes gazing upwards. I had put my computer monitor on a stand, thinking it was better for my eyes, but apparently this was one of the triggers. The other trigger was the hours and hours spent staring at the computer screen. Bad combination.
(Ventura , Ca)
OMG, LMAO... Unreal but hey, let me explain my plight. I also suffered from the headaches, brain fog, sleepiness, etc. And was kinda scared because I am totally hooked on this site for some time now... But you see that was my problem. I had tried with great success many remedies on this site but was concerned because I was still getting these symptoms like every one here and nothing was working for me to get rid of them. So after reading these letters I said 'hmm' turned down the brightness on my computer and then grabbed my $1 dollar amber, anti glare glasses, and what do you know! Hahaha, some of my symptoms have already started to ease *grinning sheepishly*. Who knew apparently spending too much time on this site was causing 'so said' probs... 'oops' lmao, but now I know to take much needed breaks and to wear these glasses when I do sit at my compute. Peace Pibbles.