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Precautions for computer associated eye problems - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hello can u please suggest on proper computer usage in order to avoid eye strain
Doctor :   Sure I will
Doctor :   May I know few details before I advice you on these
User :   then please suggest the precautions i should take in order to avoid eye strain
User :   ya sure
Doctor :   Occupation
Doctor :   What is your age
User :   28
Doctor :   Occupation
User :   medical transcriptionist
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Now I shall give you some tips on the same
User :   ya go ahead please
Doctor :   Take a break for every 10 min by seeing away from your computer
Doctor :   Take a look at the surrounding at varying distance
from the computer.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Like these, you may see a scene outside the window or the objects on the wall inside. Take a break about 10 minutes per hour
User :   any eyedrops that i should use for comfort
Doctor :   To avoid the glare and reflections on the monitor,
User :   ya
Doctor :   position the computer at sides of the
windows, not against or behind the window lights.
Doctor :   Adjust the contrast of the monitor for a comfortable viewing. and at lower level of your straight eye sight
Doctor :   Adjust the window blinds in your room so that the sunlight is away from the screen and
your eyes.
Doctor :   The mouse and the key board should be placed below the elbow level,
User :   ya the room is packed
Doctor :   I mean an extension board.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i have to work for 9 hours continuously on computer
Doctor :   You can exercise the eyes in this manner
Doctor :   For every 20 minutes on the computer make a shift to see the objects at a 20 feet distance
User :   is this ok
Doctor :   See the objects for 20 seconds
Doctor :   It is ok, but these precautions should be taken
Doctor :   to avoid the Computer vision syndrome
Doctor :   or eye problems
User :   ok doctor thanx a lot for helping me out
Doctor :   One more exercise Just blink 20 times for every 20 minutes of working on the computer
Doctor :   Anything else
Doctor :   I can help you with?
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form?
User :   yes sir
User :   i surely will be back in touch wid u for any other assistance
Doctor :   Ok
User :   thanx a lot once again
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting us.
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   bye
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