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5 Ways to Protect Your Eyes From Damage Caused By Computer and Cell Phone

We look at our cell phone or computer more than we think. Most of us work in front of a computer screen due to the digital age that we now live in. It is estimated that we look at our cell phone more than 40 times per day and our computer or tablet more than 10hours daily. 8-10 hours is not a far stretch for most of us. We normally work 8 hours in front of the computer screen and spend additional hours at home on our computers ordering on Amazon. All of that exposes our eyes to damaging blue light emitted by the screen.

How do you know if you are suffering from the harmful effects of the blue light? It is often referred to as computer vision syndrome (CVS). If you experience dry eyes, headaches, drainage from the eyes, red eyes, or itchy eyes, blurring of your vision you might have CVS.

What Can You Do About CVS

1.Blink Frequently

Blinking helps to naturally lubricate the eye. The natural tears prevent irritation to the lining of the eye. It has been suggested that you pause every 20 minutes to look 20 feet away for 20 seconds and blink.

2.Take a Break From The Computer or Phone

The eyes have more than 6 muscles that control the movement of the eyes. Theses muscles tire out. You would never attempt to hold a squat for 20 minutes or even 5-10 minute for that matter. Your eye muscles must relax as well. Blink frequently.

3. Flax Seed and Decrease Inflammation in the Eye

A natural way to decrease the redness in the eye is to decrease overall inflammation. Flax seeds contain more anti-inflammatory powerful than even fish. The omega-3 fatty acids in fax seeds can calm down the irritation in the eye cause by CVS.

4. Blue Light Suppresses Melatonin

Studies show that the blue light can actually inhibit your normal deep sleep. So the recommendation by some neurologist is to stop texting and using your computer at least 2hrs before bedtime.

5. Blue Light Filtering Glasses

Glasses that filter the blue light have been around for years. However they are usually not too fashionable. You most likely would not be sporting them at work. But you might be able to get transitional lenses that filter blue light.

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