So you are hooked to using computers and surfing the Internet.; Can't get enough of it? Is your computer monitor giving you headaches, backaches, and making you otherwise miserable? Many people who work extensively with computers and video screens experience this discomfort, which is often difficult to diagnose accurately.
Symptoms include dry, sore eyes, contact lens discomfort, difficulty changing focus, glare sensitivity from the screen, and neck, back and shoulder pain.
Some specialists summarize these symptoms under the term "Computer Eye Strain". Computer Eye Strain is not a clinical disease but rather a reaction to a computer centered office environment. It usually can be eliminated by making simple adjustments to your workplace.
Prevent Blindness America, an Illinois based eye advocacy organization, recommends these guidelines to minimize the affects of Computer Eye Strain. Do explore their site. Here are some tips that they have given which the author has found useful:
Prevent Blindness also recommends having periodic eye examinations, especially if you work with computer or video screens.
If you are into reading a good book on the subject of improving eyesight, try this one::
"Better Eyesight Without Glasses
by Bates, William H. ISBN: 0805002413