How to Prevent Eyestrain

This 3 minute safety training video covers: What are the possible causes of eye strain, how to prevent eye strain, how blinking on purpose can help your eyes, how to stretch your eyes muscles, what happens when we do less blinking, what are the symptoms of eye strain, what are the different eye exercises. Click here to watch the 15 minutes full length version.

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An estimated 24 million eye injuries occur in the U.S. each year. About 2,000 of them will occur today, and every day thereafter, while people are at work. All too many of them will cause the victim to lose some or all of their eyesight. But eye injuries can be prevented.

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Video Transcript

In some ways your eyes are just like any other part of your body. When you work them hard, they get tired, sore and more difficult to use. All of these conditions are symptoms of a common type of eye trouble known as eye strain. Tired eyes can feel dry or itchy, and result in occasional blurry or double vision. Eye strain can also lead to headaches and dizziness. While there's nothing new about tired eyes, the computer, smartphones, tablet that we use so much today, do cause additional strain. They force our eye muscles to work harder focusing on images that are smaller and much closer to us. We also blink our eyes less when we focus on the screens of computers and other devices, as little as 10 or 12 times a minute, instead of a normal rate of 15.