How do you protect your eyes when using computers for many hours?
April 21, 2004 10:53 AM Subscribe
How do you protect your eyes when standing long hours in front of a computer screen? [more inside]
posted by kchristidis to health & fitness (10 answers total)
Lately, I've been spending dozens of hours in front of my monitor (a 19'' Samsung CRT). If it's worth anything, I don't wear glasses for myopia, etc. - my eyesight, thankfully, is pretty good so far.
I'm a bit worried for my eyes, and for my well-being in general; I remember once, meeting a pal who inherited a permanent nervous tic; he would close his eyes every 4-5 seconds with a very intense face movement (cheeks going upwards, forehead wrinkling - my English is rather poor so I can't describe it accurately, but I can tell you it wasn't a pleasant thing to watch, and I felt sorry for him).
I don't want to sound like one of these "using computers is extremely bad for your health! run for your lives!" guys, but if any PC users should be worried the most, it's us who use them many hours daily (and I think many MeFites belong to this group).
So, what do you do to protect yourself? Wearing some kind of special glasses? Taking breaks at regular intervals (if so, what's your time schedule)?
Thanks for your tips!