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Tips for preventing eye fatigue?

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Tips for preventing eye fatigue?

Postby Lili Von Shtupp » 6th Nov, '08, 11:25

My new office is dark, so I'm thinking to dim my LCD monitor and place a light behind it for ambient backlighting. Does anyone else have any tips to prevent eye fatigue? My eyes are starting to feel strained. Ouch!
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Re: Tips for preventing eye fatigue?

Postby Burbage » 6th Nov, '08, 11:35

Close your eyes?
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Re: Tips for preventing eye fatigue?

Postby Lili Von Shtupp » 6th Nov, '08, 11:39

Burbage wrote:Close your eyes?


Why, do you have a surprise for me? :)
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Re: Tips for preventing eye fatigue?

Postby Satellite » 6th Nov, '08, 11:44

get an anti glare screen. Dimming the computer lighting is not enough. Do eye exercises as well.

I also find that looking down at the screen is a million times better than looking at the screen at eye level as recommended. So I have my laptop screen opened to about 45 degrees from the back.
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Re: Tips for preventing eye fatigue?

Postby Lili Von Shtupp » 6th Nov, '08, 12:05

Thanks, Sate. I'll try it.
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Re: Tips for preventing eye fatigue?

Postby Jedi » 6th Nov, '08, 12:28

Perhaps the problem is your LCD. A decent LCD shouldn't make your eyes sore. I stare at LCDs more than 8 hours a day and never get sore eyes. Is it a gloss or matt finish? I'm guessing gloss.
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Re: Tips for preventing eye fatigue?

Postby Lili Von Shtupp » 6th Nov, '08, 13:05

It's a matte finish, Jedi, but it looks rather dusty - maybe the dust particles are acting like prisms shooting painful lasers into my eyes!

BTW, When I adjusted the brightness, I discovered that it had been previously set to nuclear fusion level. I experienced immediate relief after toning that down.

My monitor is LG - Life's Good, but not so for the eyes!
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Re: Tips for preventing eye fatigue?

Postby Satellite » 6th Nov, '08, 13:38

Jedi wrote: I stare at LCDs more than 8 hours a day and never get sore eyes. .



Some people have more sensitive eyes!
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Re: Tips for preventing eye fatigue?

Postby Burbage » 6th Nov, '08, 13:46

Jedi gets sore eyes when he's not looking at monitors.
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Re: Tips for preventing eye fatigue?

Postby Lili Von Shtupp » 6th Nov, '08, 16:31

Burbage wrote:Jedi gets sore eyes when he's not looking at monitors.


Is that a slight for sore eyes?
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Re: Tips for preventing eye fatigue?

Postby Fat Bob » 1st Dec, '08, 14:12

Go walk-about at least once an hour in order to get the eyes focusing on long-range things rather than just short-range things. Preferably every 20 mins, but yes, once an hour at the minimum. This will help reduce strain on the eyes.

To relax them quickly, rub your hands together and then place over eyes so they are blacked out. The eyes like the warmth and teh darkness. Blink slowly a few time. Stay like this for 10-20 seconds. The eyes will have nothing to focus on therefore go to a relaxed state.
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Re: Tips for preventing eye fatigue?

Postby Satellite » 1st Dec, '08, 15:35

so how is it going canuk?

Did my method work for you or did you find another novel way?
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Re: Tips for preventing eye fatigue?

Postby Lili Von Shtupp » 1st Dec, '08, 16:04

It was me, Sati. I dimmed the screen and placed a lamp to the side of the monitor - I have a bright window on one side of the room so thought to brighten the other side of the room, to balance the light source. That helped the most, actually.

But thanks everybody for the suggestions. I do try to rest my eyes and focus on objects farther away. Especially when I'm procrastinating...
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Re: Tips for preventing eye fatigue?

Postby Satellite » 1st Dec, '08, 16:59

ah.
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Re: Tips for preventing eye fatigue?

Postby BFG » 1st Dec, '08, 21:32

Lili Von Shtupp wrote:It was me, Sati. I dimmed the screen and placed a lamp to the side of the monitor - I have a bright window on one side of the room so thought to brighten the other side of the room, to balance the light source. That helped the most, actually.

But thanks everybody for the suggestions. I do try to rest my eyes and focus on objects farther away. Especially when I'm procrastinating...


I was always told that procrastination made you blind.


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Re: Tips for preventing eye fatigue?

Postby Lili Von Shtupp » 1st Dec, '08, 23:16

[quote="BFG"]I was always told that procrastination made you blind.

Depends how you procrastinate.
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Re: Tips for preventing eye fatigue?

Postby BFG » 2nd Dec, '08, 09:35

Lili Von Shtupp wrote:
BFG wrote:I was always told that procrastination made you blind.

Depends how you procrastinate.


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Re: Tips for preventing eye fatigue?

Postby Aliya » 2nd Dec, '08, 10:42

Eat eye friendly vegetables
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