Working for hours in front of a computer screen, reading and writing content is an effort not only for the mind, but also for the eyes. How to deal with redness, burning, tearing and other symptoms of overworked eyes?
Eyes are one of the most important tools of copywriter’s work. Many hours of work in front of the monitor can be a real pain. Eye pain, burning, itching, tearing, as well as congestion, redness and sand under the eyelids are symptoms that copywriters are not unfamiliar with. How to deal with symptoms of eye strain? How to prevent such situations? Here are some tips!
Symptoms of tired eyes
How to distinguish between eyestrain and the first symptoms of eyesight deterioration? It is quite simple. If you do not observe the symptoms listed below on your day off or after a night out, you can, with a high degree of probability, assume that these are signs of eye strain.
The main symptoms of tired eyes are:
- watery eyes,
- burning, itching eyes,
- a feeling of sand under the eyelids,
- swelling of the eyelids – often just after waking up,
- eyeball pain,
- congestion or redness of the eyes,
- temporary visual disturbances/fogging,
- eye sensitivity to light,
- dry eyes.
Tired eyes – prevention
Eye disorders can wreck an entire day’s work. Many copywriters have had to postpone their scheduled work for the day because their eyes refused to cooperate. So it’s worth taking care of your eyes to avoid unpleasant surprises.
The most important thing is prevention. Sight is one of the most valuable senses, and eye treatment is really expensive. So it is worth to prevent in order not to have to cure. The basic thing in taking care of eyes is proper amount of sleep. During the night the eyes have time to regenerate and rest. Adequate fluid intake is also important. A hydrated body also means properly moisturized eyes. Remember to drink water regularly – about 1.5 liters a day. It is also worth limiting the intake of dehydrating salt.
A proper diet can also take care of eyes. Lutein is very important for them. We can supplement it with tablets, but a much better solution is to take it with food. Lutein can be found in kale, lettuce, spinach, carrots, peas, broccoli, raspberries, blackberries, gooseberries or egg yolk.
Treatments for tired eyes
The quickest way to treat tired eyes is to use eye drops. In the pharmacy you will find many preparations that can help in emergency situations. However, medicinal drops cannot be used continuously. The situation is different in the case of artificial tears. This preparation can be always at hand and, if necessary, moisturize tired eyes.
Home remedies for tired eyes for an overworked copywriter include compresses. We can use cooled chamomile or hollyhock infusion, black tea, fresh cucumber juice.
If the feeling of tired eyes and the accompanying complaints are repeated often, it is necessary to consult an ophthalmologist. Your doctor may recommend you to wear protective glasses for computer work.
Tired eyes – take care of your workplace
The environment in which we work is important for eye health. Make sure there is good lighting in the room, a sufficient distance from the computer screen and regular ventilation of the room. Dust, excessive heating and air conditioning also contribute to dry eyes.
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