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Old 06-13-2016, 07:31 PM
 
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I am 36 years, Male working in computer industry.
I sit in front of the computer the whole day - 8 hrs days ( and generally without meetings),
And at the end of the day my eyes feel quite tired. (generally nights sleep improves resets the tiredness.)
How do I take better care of my eyes?

I noticed this for about 6 months, I have changed my glasses (updated prescription), played with brightness+contrast of the monitor and am observant of not having a light source behind the monitor.

However, I am not sure if I can correct brightness+contrast set. Is there a way for me to confirm?
What else should I do take better care of my eyes.

Thanks a bunch in advance.
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Old 06-13-2016, 08:15 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I also was in a position where I stared at the screen for 8 hours consecutively mon-fri. I wasnt use it as the previous job didnt require that much computer use. I read that you should keep your head arms length from the screen. My eyes gets dry quickly and looking a screen seems to make it worse, eye drops help a lot. Other then that I tried to take short breaks now and then (5 minutes or so) to try and give them a short rest. It really is tough though, my eyes were always tired and usually sore or aching after work.
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Old 06-13-2016, 08:17 PM
 
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My suggestions:

Blink a lot...get up as much as you can from the screen.

This looks like a good product. I use their Dry Eye Product.

https://www.amazon.com/Similasan-Com...asan+eye+drops

Eye antioxidants are Lutein, Bilberry, Grape Seed Extract (great) 5 Reasons to Take Astaxanthin Every Day

I use the first 3 but know about astaxanthin.

Do all you can to save your eyes.
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Old 06-14-2016, 04:29 PM
 
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Eye drops should help a bit. Also, make sure that your face isn't too close to the monitor. Dry eyes during computer use are pretty common, though.
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Old 06-15-2016, 04:00 PM
 
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Intervals, every 30 minutes take time to stare at something far away.


Some people who wear eye glasses have some type of special tint on it, a clear tint film, that suppose to help. Forgot the exact details.
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Old 06-15-2016, 04:08 PM
 
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Glare shields help a lot since glare is a major contributor to eye strain.
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Old 06-17-2016, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Midwest, USA
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This guy has many videos on his channel about fixing eyesight problems. I know he has one video that specifically addresses computer strain.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSP...jVAeFuA/videos

Like the others, I make sure to look away periodically at a far off place when I'm on the computer a lot and I also try to blink normally. It's easy to not blink when your eyes are glued to the screen.
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Old 06-17-2016, 09:47 AM
 
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Oh, and if you're on the computer in the evening at all, you can download a free program called Flux, which dims your computer screen for you as night is falling. You can set it to dim completely at a certain time or to do it gradually over the span of a few hours in a more natural manner.

https://justgetflux.com/
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Old 06-17-2016, 04:11 PM
 
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Thanks a million everyone for insightful and informative comments.

Started using flux, it seems like a eye-saver.
Thanks.
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Old 06-18-2016, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Midwest, USA
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Thanks a million everyone for insightful and informative comments.

Started using flux, it seems like a eye-saver.
Thanks.
I should add that flux may not work on every computer. It depends on the software you're using. My son and I both have Windows 8. Flux works fine on his computer but not on mine. This is because of a software conflict, I believe. I don't like win8 setup so I installed something called "Classic Shell" on my computer so it would look like win7, and the flux software is conflicting with it. If anyone has problems with flux, go to the FAQ tab at the top; there is a troubleshooting section at the bottom of that page.
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