How to protect your eyes while working on the computer?

The wide spread of computers in our daily life has caused a number of complaints about health from PC users and, unsurprisingly, the greatest number of eye diseases. For both, users and ophthalmologists, the term CVS (Computer vision syndrome) has no longer been a new term.


What does CVS stand for?

Computer visual syndrome

Computer visual syndrome usually appears when people spend most of their working hours in front of computer monitors. The CVS is characterized by the following complaints:

  • Blurred vision (decreased visual acuity)
  • Slow refocusing from near objects to distant ones and back
  • Doubling of objects
  • Rapid fatigue when reading
  • Burning sensation in the eyes
  • Pain in the eyes and on the forehead
  • Pain during eye movement
  • Redness of eyeballs.

These phenomena are usually united by the term "astenopia" (literal translation - "lack of visual power"). All of the above mentioned complaints are observed by the majority of PC users and depend on the time of continuous work in front of computer monitors.

Some users get astenopia after 2 hours, others get it after 4 hours and almost all - after 6 hours of work in front of the computer monitor.


As studies in this field show, it is less tedious to read information from the computer monitor. More essential is an input. Subsequently, the greatest damage to the eyes is caused by working on-line. Special demage to the eyes is caused by working with computer graphics - execution and correction of working drawings, layout, design, etc.


Proper lighting

It is important that the computer monitor is not the only light source in a room. When sitting at the computer or watching TV, turn on a lamp.

The light should not fall direct into your face. 

In fact, do not put a desk lamp in front of your eyes and do not put your PC in front of a window. The light should shine from aside.


Try to get breaks when

  • looking alternately at close and distant objects.
  • blinking from time to time. Blinking moistens your eyes.
  • doing circular eye movements.

Moisturizing eye drops

Use moisturizing eye drops. There are many options in pharmacies. Look for those in which there are no preservatives. And do not confuse moisturizing eye drops with drops to relieve redness. The latter can, on the contrary, increase the feeling of dryness.

Air in a room

A good microclimate is something that can save you from dryness. Airconditioners and humidifiers will help you to adjust the temperature up to 18-22 ° С and the air humidity up to 40-60%. If you smoke, then do not smoke at your workplace so that the smoke does not float in a room.

Monitor position

  • Place the monitor correctly, that means at arm's length, so that the top of the screen is below your eye level.
  • Adjust the height of a chair, if necessary.
  • Adjust your computer display settings: brightness, text size, contrast and colour temperature which are convenient for you.
  • Wipe the monitor permanently. The more dust and stains are on it, the more glare and less contrast you have.

Use natural remedies

  • Place cucumber slices on your closed eyes.
  • Make some juice with grated potatoes, dip cotton in it and place them over your eyes.
  • Dip cotton in rose water and place them on closed eyes.

Computer glasses

It is useful to use computer glasses with the following properties:

  • Absorption of UV-radiation and optimization of spectral composition of visible light
  • Restoration of eye tissue
  • Increase in acuity and sensitivity of eye receptors
  • Removal of stagnant phenomena in blood vessels of the eyes
  • Increase in working capacity and relief of feeling of tiredness and sleepiness
  • Contrast enhancement of a perceived image.

Protect yourself and your eyes when working on the computer nowardays!

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Comments: 37
  • #1

    Pilar Bernal Maya (Saturday, 24 June 2017 02:12)

    Useful information. Thanks for sharing
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  • #2

    Kathy Leonia (Saturday, 24 June 2017 10:29)

    good informations

  • #3

    Carolina G. Ticala (Saturday, 24 June 2017 13:24)

    I love the work you do on your blog, I hope to see you on my blog very soon!!

  • #4

    Joanna (Saturday, 24 June 2017 13:40)

    Very good information. Thanks for your advice.


  • #5

    Dresscape (Saturday, 24 June 2017 20:39)

    Thanks for the tips! I am actually planning on purchasing computer glasses as I spend so much time in front of my laptop :)


    Claire from Dresscape

  • #6

    Lisa Russo (Saturday, 24 June 2017 22:09)

    These tips are wonderful, thank you so much!

  • #7

    Isy (Saturday, 24 June 2017 22:42)

    Great post I learn a lot!

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  • #8

    Radi (Sunday, 25 June 2017 02:32)

    Breaks are definitely needed. I like going outside for a walk, while I let my eyes rest for the computer screen.

  • #9

    The Yum List (Sunday, 25 June 2017 10:11)

    Very useful. I spend a lot of time on the computer. Thanks for the tips.

  • #10

    Gracita (Sunday, 25 June 2017 12:26)

    Essas dicas são excelentes. Um artigo excepcional com cuidados essenciais para a saúde dos nossos olhos. Obrigada por compartilhar essas informações
    Um domingo maravilhoso para você

  • #11

    Sandra Cox (Sunday, 25 June 2017 16:12)

    This was a great post. Informative and helpful. Thanks for sharing. Heading for the eye drops now.....

  • #12

    KreoVita (Sunday, 25 June 2017 17:18)

    Great post. I use also black tea compress or chamomile tea for tired eyes.

  • #13

    Beauty Unearthly (Sunday, 25 June 2017 21:10)

    Interesting post my dear, thank you for sharing :-)

  • #14

    Vika (Sunday, 25 June 2017 21:30)

    Как всегда прочитала с огромным удовольствием!

  • #15

    Jacqueline (Monday, 26 June 2017 15:18)

    Wieder einen tollen Bericht!

    Danke Dir!

    Hab einen schönen Montag!

    xoxo Jacqueline

  • #16

    Rena (Monday, 26 June 2017 17:07)

    Wie immer ein sehr hilfreicher Post und gerade auch für mich sehr wichtig, da ich wirklich viele Stunden vor dem Computer-Bildschirm verbringe ...
    Besonders gefallen mir die Tipps mit den natürlichen Hilfsmitteln!
    Danke dafür und eine schöne Woche :)
    Liebe Grüße, Rena

  • #17

    Lindsey (Monday, 26 June 2017 18:07)

    This is a very useful post! You have a lot of wonderful info. I had not heard of CVS until now.


  • #18

    ilijacfashion (Monday, 26 June 2017 20:53)

    great post, I like it :)

    new post

  • #19

    Isy (Monday, 26 June 2017 22:50)

    Have a great week!

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  • #20

    Наталья Белогловская (Monday, 26 June 2017 22:54)

    Interesting information!

  • #21

    Rena (Monday, 26 June 2017 23:26)

    Good newsa.

  • #22

    Mercy (Tuesday, 27 June 2017 04:29)

    I needed these tips as I work in IT so I'm in my PC for 8 hours a day or more. I find this extremely helpful and have to share it with my boys, thanks for sharing dear!

  • #23

    Justyna (Tuesday, 27 June 2017 13:36)

    Very goog information :)!!!
    P.S. Thanks for your advice :)!!!

  • #24

    Blackswan (Tuesday, 27 June 2017 14:35)

    Great post, Shon! I've to admit my vision has gotten worse since I started blogging. Sigh! xoxo

  • #25

    Ashley (Tuesday, 27 June 2017 17:30)

    This is important for people who work on computers- like me! :)

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  • #26

    Carolina G. Ticala (Tuesday, 27 June 2017 18:31)

    Very interesting post! Have a lovely Day! ���

  • #27

    Eleine (Tuesday, 27 June 2017 19:12)

    Great post dear!

  • #28

    Isy (Tuesday, 27 June 2017 22:17)

    I hope you have a great day!

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  • #29

    Kelsey&Kenecha (Wednesday, 28 June 2017 03:23)

    Great read, thanks for sharing!

  • #30

    Fragmich (Wednesday, 28 June 2017 03:29)

    Sehr schöner Artikel Ich finde immer sehr interessante Informationen auf deinem Blog danke einen schönen Tag

  • #31

    Вика (Wednesday, 28 June 2017 11:17)

    Спасибо за полезную информацию!

  • #32

    Rena (Wednesday, 28 June 2017 13:30)

    Good informations

  • #33

    David (Thursday, 29 June 2017 15:05)

    This is very good advice. My fear is to get eye problems since I spend most of my time infront of the monitor.

  • #34

    Frank (Thursday, 29 June 2017 19:42)

    I can confirm, what you wrote. I've had such symptoms.

  • #35

    Prakash Hegade (Thursday, 29 June 2017 23:19)

    I dont have the glasses, otherwise I follow the most mentioned. :-)

    A good and must needed post.. :-)

  • #36

    A Cuban In London (Thursday, 29 June 2017 23:39)

    Very good advice. I do have partial CVS. :-)

    Greetings from London.

  • #37

    Anya Dryagina (Friday, 30 June 2017 04:33)

    Thanks for the interesting post!
    Have a nice day!