After busy with lots of work, often our eyes feel heavy. This could be a sign of if eyes feel tired and need a break. Eye fatigue is a condition when your eyes feel tired, due to intense used to support day-to-day activities such as driving, working in front of a computer screen, reading books, and other jobs that require a high focus. Although it seems trivial, you should not underestimate this condition, because if not handled properly, your activity can be disrupted.
Symptoms of Tired Eyes
If your eyes feel heavy and tired, usually there are symptoms such as the following =
- Blurred vision.
- Vision cannot focus.
- Eyes feel heavy (sometimes watery).
- Itchy eyes, dry and sore.
- Pain in the back, shoulders, neck, and head.
- Sensitive to light.
Causes of Tired Eyes
One of the factors that often lead to eye fatigue is a high-level focus on the eye for a long time, such as watching television or working in front of the monitor screen. In addition, there are several other causes that can make the eyes become tired.
- Reading and driving.
- Often exposed to very bright light.
- In areas where the air is very cold or very dry.
- Force yourself to see things or read a book in a very dim light.
Overcoming Tired Eyes
Eye fatigue is a common condition and does not require serious treatment. The thing to do is simply to rest the eye in some time, and eye fatigue will disappear. But if your tired eyes do not get better, and eyes even more so heavy, and happened in a long time, consult your doctor.
Preventing the Eyes Do Not Get Tired
The following tips can help you avoid having eye fatigue that could have an impact on your productivity at work.
- Adjust the distance between the computer screen with your eyes. 50 to 100 cm is the ideal distance for your eyes.
- Arrange lighting screen computer or laptop, try not too bright and sharp because it made your eyes strained and tired quickly.
- When working with a laptop or computer, try to position your body straight and parallel to the electronic device. Adjust your body position as comfortable as possible. Do not make your body parts, such as the back, neck, shoulders, and eyes, overworked due to improper posture when working at the computer screen.
- Do not ‘stingy’ for blinking. Blinking can overcome fatigue in the eyes. Blinking will produce water that can hydrate and refresh your eyes. You can also use eye drops to make your eyes to more humid.