April 01, 2016, 10:23
Long time spent at the computer affects not only visual acuity. Fatigue and dry eyes can also cause discomfort. How to understand that discomfort, a feeling of sand, as well as the “presence of a foreign body” in the eye are dry eye syndrome? One symptom that indicates a problem is excessive tearing. After “spontaneous” tears comes a feeling of dryness. In addition, in rooms where air conditioners are often turned on, a burning sensation and pain in the eyes is quite common. A few rules will help to cope with such unpleasant sensations.
Everything’s under control
An annual visit to the ophthalmologist is the easiest way to save your eyesight. A visit to the doctor will help to identify violations, if any, in the early stages. In particular, the study of the condition of the fundus makes it possible to diagnose not only dry eye syndrome, but the onset of diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, tumors, osteochondrosis, and many others.
Working at a computer is a necessity for many of us. If you can’t avoid a long stay at the monitor, you should make it a rule to rest every half hour. It is useful to turn away from the monitor, look out the window, chat with employees, breathe fresh air. A change of scenery and new experiences help to reboot perfectly. If you ignore such simple rules, in the evening there may be a temporary deterioration in vision.
Dry eye syndrome can also develop with beriberi, as well as with an unbalanced diet and strict diets. American scientists came to this conclusion after examining 37,000 women. You can increase the chances of maintaining vision by 20% if you include foods rich in omega‑3 fatty acids, fish, as well as nuts, spinach, pumpkin, broccoli, kiwi, grapes, and oranges in your diet. It is important to remember the benefits of blueberries, this berry is a champion in a set of important trace elements for the eyes.
Also, do not forget that incorrectly selected glasses can become a source of problems. Periodically, it is necessary to select the strength of the lenses from a doctor or an optometrist.
Moisturize but don’t overuse
When the retina dries out, the vessels on its surface dilate. At this time, many experience discomfort, such as redness of the eyes, a burning sensation. Drops cause blood vessels to constrict, although they often do not soothe or relax the eyes. When the effect of such eye drops wears off, the vessels dilate even more. Using such drops systematically, the eyes get used to the drug. Experts advise, instead of drops that constrict blood vessels, use moisturizers. Such drops usually have no contraindications.
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