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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hello
Doctor :   hi
User :   i have alot of strain on my eye
Doctor :   ok
User :   what can i do?
Doctor :   Since how many days
User :   3 days
Doctor :   Provide your age, gender, oocupation,
User :   29,female,Product manager
Doctor :   do you use computer for long time?
User :   yup teh entire day
Doctor :   are you using spectacles, glasses
User :   no
Doctor :   did you had your eye vision checked any time
User :   yup 3 months back
User :   normal
Doctor :   do you have any redness, itching, watering of eyes
Doctor :   any headache
User :   no at tiems
User :   at times my eyes water
Doctor :   it is mainly due to computer
Doctor :   Here are the tips you can follow
Doctor :   1.     Take a break several times per hour. Take a look at the surrounding at varying distance from the computer. You may see a scene outside the window or the objects on the wall inside. Take a break about 15 minutes per hour.
Doctor :   2.     To avoid the glare and reflections on the monitor, position the computer at sides of the windows, not against or behind the window lights
Doctor :   3.     Adjust the contrast of the monitor for a comfortable viewing. Monitor should be placed below the eye level.
Doctor :   4.     Adjust the window blinds in your room so that the sunlight is away from the screen and your eyes. The over head lights should be with minimum brightness. The table lamp if any should not cause reflection on the monitor or shine on your eyes. You may attach a glare blocking hood or glare filter
Doctor :   5.     The mouse and the key board should be placed below the elbow level, preferably on an extension board.
6.     The monitor should be kept a little low for easy reading just like in book reading.
7.The bifocal lens users can go in for progressive lens.

Doctor :   any more query
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