Work Long? Take care of your eyes

Simple eye care tips: Computers have become an integral part of our work. Our eyes get strained due to long working on computers. So we need to take care of our precious eyes. Here are some tips to take care of your eyes:

Exercise your eyes: Doctors say that long working hours should be avoided and short break should be taken. During these breaks easy eye exercise can be done: First blink your eyes several times. Then keeping your eyes closed roll eyeballs both clockwise and anticlockwise while taking deep breath. Gradually open your eyes while releasing breath. This exercise can be done three times before resuming work. This exercise will not take more than a minute.

Look away at distant objects: You you work continuously for long hours then look at distant objects inside or outside of office in between. This helps your eyes focusing better. This break can be of 5-10 minutes every hour.

Splash your eyes with water: During work breaks splashing cold water while keeping eyes closed gives relaxing effect and helps you feel refreshed.

Palming: Sit straight, rub your palms together till you feel warmth, then cup your eyes lightly with your palms and relax for 60 seconds. The warmth of palms helps soothe and relax tired eyes. This exercise can be repeated till you feel your eyes tired.

Take a walk: During lunch or tea breaks, take a stroll outside your office for few minutes. This will gives your eyes fresh air and much needed break.

Use tea bags: Keep two tea bags in the refrigerator before leaving for work. When you come back place this tea bags on your eyes for few minutes as you relax. This reduces puffiness and also soothes tired eyes.

Drink Plenty of water: Drinking plenty of water helps reducing puffiness. When a person is dehydrated, especially in an air conditioned office, the body stores water as a defence mechanism. This adds to puffiness of eyes.

Eat healthy: Incorporate diets which have Vitamins A, C, and E on daily basis. Eat citrus fruits, green leafy vegetables, spinach, tomatoes, poultry and dairy products. Try to have chopped carrots, cucumber and fresh fruits in between meals at office.

The above eye care tips will not only keep your eyes relaxed but also keeps them healthy forever.

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