Getting Eye Strain Relief

 In Eye Care

Eye strain is more common now than ever with the amount of time we spend on our computers and watching TV. Eye strain can cause you to feel discomfort, pain, and may even affect your vision. The doctors at Utah Valley Eye Center in Provo can provide you with some options to help relieve the eye strain you feel. Below are a list of tips you can try to relieve your eye strain.


Annual Eye Exams

The best thing you can to do relieve eye strain is by scheduling an appointment with the experienced doctors at Utah Valley Eye Center in Provo. We can provide you with a variety of relief options including eyeglasses, contacts, and even LASIK. Having corrected eyesight can often help to relieve some of the eye strain you may be experiencing.


Use Proper Lighting

Eye strain often is caused by excessively bright light either from outdoor sunlight coming in through a window or from harsh interior overhead lighting. When you use a computer, your ambient lighting should be about half as bright as that typically found in most offices. To help you in reducing eye strain make sure your drapes and blinds are closed to eliminate harsh exterior lighting. If you find yourself needing to work on your computer for a few hours it is recommended to turn off overhead fluorescent lighting and use a floor lamp with a lower intensity bulb.


Adjust your Computer Screen Settings

You can easily avoid eye strain by adjusting a few settings on your computer. Adjust the brightness of the display so it’s approximately the same as the brightness of your surrounding workstation. Adjust the text size and contrast for comfort, especially when reading or composing long documents. Usually, black print on a white background is the best combination for comfort.


Take Frequent Breaks

To reduce the eye strain you may experience after a long day at work it is recommended that you take at least four 5-minute breaks throughout the day. These frequent breaks will not only reduce the risk of eye strain but has also been proven to increase your productivity.


Eye strain is hard to avoid when you are working on a computer all day long and binge watching your favorite shows. With the tips listed above you can avoid some of the eye strain you may be experiencing. Scheduling an eye consultation with your doctor at Utah Valley Eye Center in Provo can give you more insight to reducing the eye strain you may be feeling.

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