Not only body parts are exercised to keep fit. Also there are useful exercises for the eyes provide the daily care of the hearing. Some techniques used to stay in shape, can also be applied to eye health. For example there is the “Eye Fitness”, which is a daily practice eye exercises that are practiced to get out of bed and before bedtime.

Moreover, there is currently called Yoga for the Eyes, a series of exercises that help relax and increase flexibility through vertical movements, horizontal, diagonal and circular. There is also a SPA for the Eyes, a proposal for a pampering massage and advice from outside to inside.

The lifestyle that currently leads our eyes subjected to a high level of stress: spend many hours in front of computer, television screen or reading without breaks, can cause various problems such as headaches, neck or shoulder pain, dryness and irritation.

Tips to reduce stress and eye fatigue

The average frequency with which it flashes 12 times per minute, equivalent to 17,000 times a day. When you read a book or watching a computer screen or TV, is reduced to almost a third of normal frequency with which the subject is blinking the eyes at a high level of stress, as the core muscles must maintain the focus at close range for extended periods of time.

Here are some guidelines to help you care for eye care, 365 days a year, while working, reading or watching TV.

• Place the monitor and keyboard in front of you in line.
• Position the screen about 50cm away and slightly below eye level.
• Reduce the brightness to a minimum and distracting reflections by tilting the monitor and using a glare screen filter.
• Increase the font size of the screen so that it is easier to read.
• Clean dust from the computer screen often to increase the sharpness.
• Maintain proper posture: back and neck straight, feet flat on the floor and elbows bent at an angle of 90 degrees.
• Take frequent short breaks and longer breaks less. Try to rest 2 to 3 minutes every 15 or 20 minutes, if possible. Take the opportunity to stretch your arms, legs and back.
• If you wear glasses, consider using anti-reflective coated lenses as they reduce glare and enhance visual comfort.
• If you can not stop working, take advantage of breaks for other tasks not involving the use of computers, such as phone calls, for example.
• Submit to sight tests at least once a year, especially if you make use of a computer or spend many hours in front of a television screen or reading.

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