5 Tips For Maintaining Eye Health At Work

One health problem most people don’t think about at work is their eyes. Whether you work at a computer all day, work with harmful chemicals, or work in an environment where your eyesight is in clear danger, you should be conscious of the effects your actions and surroundings could be having on your eyesight. Related: 5 Quick Tips For Working In Walking At Work So, how can one maintain eye health at work?


Maintaining Eye Health At Work

If your job demands that you sit in front of a computer all day, this can mean an enormous amount of eye strain occurs everyday. You can alleviate some of the pressures of eye fatigue by following a few easy steps.

1. Take Breaks

After about an hour of being in front of the computer, take a break. You can walk around the office, go to the restroom or even take a coffee break away from your computer. The break from looking at the screen will allow your eyes to relax. You can really choose any task to work on that doesn't involve looking at a computer screen to help give your eyes a rest.

2. Take Your Vitamins

There is also the easy solution of taking vitamins, especially those that are specifically vitamins for eyes. Taking vitamins for eyes will give you the extra boost your eyes need when stressing them all day at a computer.

3. Keep Eye Drops On Hand

Another issue besides eye fatigue is experiencing dry eyes. Staring at a computer for a long period of time can cause you to not blink as often as you should, leaving your eyes dry. An easy way to alleviate this is to make sure you keep eye drops on hand, this way you are always prepared and have a quick fix.

4. Update Your Prescription

For someone that is an eyeglass wearer, you may find that you need a different pair of glasses with a different prescription for working on the computer. You may want to check with your optometrist to see if a different prescription would be helpful for your computer work.

5. Wear Necessary Safety Equipment

For those that don't work with computers, there are also things that you can do to promote healthy eye care while at work. For construction workers, wearing the proper eye safety equipment on the job can be crucial. Having a pair of approved safety glasses can help to save your sight from being damaged by foreign objects from dust to a nail flying through the air. In general, safety goggles should be worn at work when there are any kind of chemicals that can be carried in the air. Chemicals such as insecticides and detergents can cause major damage to the eyes if they get in them. If working in such an environment, you should know where the eye wash stations are on the job. This will help prepare you should you get something in your eye, you will know exactly where you need to go to be able to rinse your eyes. If you should experience getting something in your eyes, you should rinse the eyes for at least 10 minutes and following up with the site medical facility is always a good idea. Taking care of your eyesight should be something you think about on a daily basis. No matter where you work, take a second and think about your eye health, you only get two of them. Take breaks, take precautionary measures and take your vitamins.

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