Dr Roya Habibi
Why does your computer hate you (and your eyes)?
It is reported 65% of people have symptoms of computer vision syndrome. Check out the facts.
Want a few easy tips to keep your eyes feeling good while at work?
Ensure good posture on the computer
Optimize your sitting posture and glasses fit to ensure a neutral spine and slight downward gaze while looking at the screen
Every 20 minutes take a 20 second break to look 20 feet away. Who said gazing into the distance wasn't pointless.
Perform blinking exercises
Check out our tips for ways to strengthen your normal blinking muscles. Did you know you only blink 1/3 of the normal frequency while working on the computer.
Supplement your tears with good tears
Lubricating drops can help provide a "lotioned" feel to the eyes. Avoid get the red out drops. A good quality omega 3 supplement (like Nordic Naturals ProOmega 2000) can improve tear quality.
Optimize your environment
Check out your surrounding: avoid bright overhead lighting or vents above your screen, increase humidity, and ensure regular maintenance on HVAC systems.
- Dr Roya Habibi, Director of Center for Eye Comfort