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Health Tip: No Site for Sore Eyes

Suggestions to relieve computer eye strain

(HealthDayNews) -- While computer-related eye strain probably won't permanently affect your vision, it can be disruptive and quite unpleasant.

The Mayo Clinic offers these steps to help ease the burden:

  • Take eye breaks. Throughout the day, give your eyes a break by forcing them to focus on something other than on your computer screen.
  • Change the pace. Try to stand up and move around at least once every two hours. If possible, lean back and close your eyes for a few moments.
  • Blink. Many computer users simply don't blink enough, leading to dry eyes and other problems. Make a conscious effort to blink more often. If that doesn't help, consider using over-the-counter teardrops.
  • Get appropriate eyewear. If you wear glasses or contacts, make sure the correction is right for computer work.
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