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Straining Eyes

Updated on March 6, 2012

Your Eyes

I have learned a tough lesson, I am 25 now but when I was younger I never listened to any health warnings etc, because you believe you are untouchable and immortal to anything, well your not.

I used to be able to read anything without glasses I could see for miles and had sharp eyes, but now I am not as lucky, having strained my eyes so badly I need glasses to read and write and watch the television and computer, its my own fault for not reading and listening to health warnings and instructions. 

Now I am going to try to help you, the first signs of eye strain are pretty simple to detect, I got blood shot eyes, tooth ache and terrible head aches that came straight from behind my eye and deffered the pain into my teeth believe you me it hurts. They could last from one hour to two days even longer in some cases, causing sleeping to be very difficult and making me go the full twenty four hours awake.

So to avoid eye strain I am going to write a little guide underneath for you all to check and follow to make sure that you don't do the same as what I have because I would not wish this on any one. 

Your Check List

When you are either going to read a book, or work on the computer, and or an electric till in a shop these simple checks are what you must do first, (basic health and safety)

  1. Is the room well lighted (put all the lights on, make sure there is plenty of light)
  2. Is the room well ventilated
  3. Don't stand or sit too close to the screen, (a good distance is necessary for your health, and to avoid headaches)
  4. Always take breaks, ( after each 1 hour on it you should take a 20 mins break for your own health and safety)
  5. If you need glasses wear them, (don't be stupid and work without them or you will hurt your eyes and possibly give your self a head ache.)

Once you have checked these and can safely say yes to them then you can proceed even though these are just basic steps, follow them its for your own good that I wrote this, as I was silly and am now paying the price for it and you don't want to end up like me do you?
That photograph at the top will show you what to expect otherwise.


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    • calpol25 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

      Absolutely right Ian :) You could also do a mantra, say a prayer, have a nervous breakdown in the corner or how ever you like to spend your breaks and then with your break over you can come back and start again :) lolol

    • alian346 profile image


      6 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      And don't sit and lean over your computer from the sofa - or you'll get a bad back too!

      And you can use the breaks you take to stretch your legs and have a cigarette!


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      JR Krishna 

      7 years ago from India

      Good hub. very useful information. Thank you.

    • AEvans profile image


      8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      I came back looking for more goodies so I have read this again this time with my glasses. lololo :)

    • AEvans profile image


      8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      This is a wonderful checklist, I wear contacts and glasses , I believe the glasses make me look more mature. lolololo

      I am waiting on a new hub too! :)

    • calpol25 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

      Thank you cool hubs,

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      8 years ago

      Hi Calpol!

      Really liked your hub!!!

      Looking forward for more great ones!


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