Eye Diseases & Care

Visual stress: Symptoms and remedies to avoid it

Did you know that your eyes may also become stressed? The constant tearing, loss of visibility or headache are some of the symptoms that may alert us that suffer visual stress. What are the best remedies to avoid it? Let’s look more closely at what we can do to improve the health of our eyes.

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Not always pay enough attention, but the eye care is essential to ensure our health. Something as simple as placed the correct distance of the computer screen or care for the lighting of the rooms can make that our eyes are more or less exposed to stress. First, we will focus on the signs that can warn us that we are not our visual health care, and then the remedies or changes in habit that is in our hand take to protect our eyes from pain and discomfort, one of them, visual stress.

Visual stress: symptoms

Among the most common symptoms that alert us surely suffer visual stress include:

  • Ocular dryness
  • Dizziness
  • Constant tearing
  • Feeling itchy eyes
  • Hypersensitivity to light
  • Head or neck pain
  • Repetitive conjunctivitis
  • Loss of visibility (difficult to see the edges of things, for example).

The feeling of tired eyes is very common especially among those who, for work, staying long hours in front of a computer screen. Set the view to short distance for a long time is the main risk factor for visual stress. Something similar happens if we spend many hours a day watching television.

Both the position and the positions we take affect the state of the eyes. Interestingly, our eyes are designed to look particularly far shorter time reducing near vision. Rule that break more often than we think.

When do we know that we suffer visual stress? If symptoms, as mentioned, itching, stinging, tearing, double vision, headache, dizziness – notice them at least once a day, and above all from the afternoon, most likely to have visual stress, medical condition that our doctor will confirm.

Apart from jobs involving use computer throughout the workday, there are other professions that also at higher risk for visual stress e.g., dressmakers and tailors and jewelers (process reassembly). Similarly, visual stress knows no age, i.e., may appear in childhood or adulthood. Thus, children under seven years are the most frequently can suffer it, especially since the visual functions are not yet fully mature and that force them to force more the view (for example, pay attention to the class blackboard). Some vision problems – nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, can also make our more vulnerable to stress eyes.

Visual Stress: Effective Remedies

As recommended by the experts, computer must be located at least 50 inches apart and 12 inches below the eyes. Books, newspapers and magazines should be placed high 25 degrees to the table. Similarly, you should not place notes or papers (post-it) on the computer screen, and the view that force work harder.

Another tip to consider is to go for a walk at least 15 minutes, every day, to help you relax your eyes looking at the horizon. We must care for the lighting of the rooms (direct light on the work surface) and decor (it’s better to paint the walls in light colors and avoid white flashes). Posture is essential: sit with your back straight, elbows on the desk and knuckles holding chin with a slight bow. If you are a smoker, place a humidifier to avoid the concentration of smoke.