We have gone through all those days when you spend hours in front of the computer or screen and then feel a sharp pain in your eyes and head. While the eyes begin to water, the areas around the head and eye socket hurt like there is no tomorrow. When you cannot quit your work for eye pain, all you can do is to make the most of this situation and give your eyes the much needed attention after stopping from working. Not only work, but sitting in front of small screen and watching movies is another reason behind eye pain. So, here are some tips and tricks that you can follow to make your eyes feel better.
Solution for dry eyes:
Now, not everyone gets dry eyes after sitting in front of the screen, but, if you do, be sure to keep your favorite eyes around at all times. Also, one thing that works for many people is hot compress. Heat a piece of cloth by blowing hot air through your mouth. Once done, place the warm cloth over your eyes. It will soothe the eyes while calming the swollen eyelids. You can also hydrate the eyes by spraying water at regular intervals.
Solution for watery, itchy eyes:
Unlike dry eyes, watery eyes require a cold compress. Taking a few cubes of ice in a cloth and applying it near and over the eyes will help to soothe the pain. For itchy eyes, be sure to keep the eyes clean. Wash them with water and not only wash the eyes, but also the area around it. Limit touching the eyes and keep them closed for a few minutes at regular intervals.
– Take a break every few minutes. As your body gets tired, so do your eyes. The break does not mean you leave your laptop to scroll on Instagram. Stay away from any contact with the screen every hour for a few minutes.
– Use the 20-20-20 method: When you are in front of the screen for a long time, use the 20-20-20 method. Every 20 minutes, look at an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds only. This will not limit the focus of the eye to a close subject, but will also ensure full rotation.
– Never sit in front of a window to work. Light from behind the screen can affect focusing due to changes in brightness. Also, make sure there is no glare on the screen.
How do you usually take care of your eyes? Let us know in the comments section below.