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While decreasing time spent at a computer may not be an option at most work places, there are ways to maximize healthy vision for comfortable use of the computer.[/wpcol_1half_end]
- Have a regular comprehensive eye exam to ensure your eyes are healthy and that you have the correct eyeglass or contact lens prescription (if necessary). Be certain to tell your optometrist about the computer work you do.
- Wear glasses that are specifically designed to function comfortably at the computer. The lenses you wear for day-to-day activities may not be the best for working at the computer.
- Rest the eyes
- Blink forcefully
- Use a humidifier
- Instill artificial tears
After you have had a comprehensive eye examination, there are a number of things that you can do to arrange and use the elements of your workstation to eliminate or minimize discomfort.