Benefits of Eye Misting for Computer Dry Eye
We know what you’re doing right now!
You’re looking at a computer screen, aren’t you?
And chances are, your eyes are not happy about it!
Computers and dry eye symptoms.
- Dry eye discomfort from computer use is a growing and increasingly urgent problem.
- Ophthalmologists call this “computer vision syndrome” (CVS), “computer eye strain,” “computer eye irritation” or “computer dry eye.”
- The computer dry eye problem is widespread, and potentially serious.
- Nearly every computer user experiences dry eye discomfort that could lead to loss of productivity, loss of income, and eventually, loss of eyesight
Do you have computer vision syndrome?
If you answer “yes” to question #1 and at least two others, you may be experiencing computer vision syndrome.
- Are you a “Computer Nerd” who uses a computer more than two hours a day?
- Do your eyes sometimes burn or itch?
- Are your eyes sometimes sensitive to light?
- Does your vision ever become blurry?
- Do your eyelids sometimes become heavy or tired during computer use, even though you’ve had plenty of sleep?
- Do you get headaches from using the computer?
- Do your shoulders sometimes feel tight while using the computer?
- Do you have frequent eye allergies?
Other causes of computer vision syndrome:
In addition to computers, several common office conditions could result in computer eye strain, tear film dehydration and dry eye symptoms.
- Forced-air heating and cooling.
- Synthetic chemicals (plastics, paint, cleaning fluids, etc).
- Insulated windows and walls.
- Fluorescent lighting.
- Low indoor humidity.
- Your diet.
Your eyes depend on the tear film.
- The highly complex “tear film” covering the eyes consist of water, oil, electrolyte, antibodies, protein and mucus. The tear film moistens, lubricates, oxygenates and protects the eyes; and forms a light transmitting surface that enables you to see.
- The tear film is 98% water. Every time you open your eyelids, you expose the tear film to evaporation and natural water loss.
- Dry eye symptoms occur when too much water evaporates from the tear film without replacement (this process is highly complex, also involving tear glands and brain messaging).
- More dry eye education
- More tear film education
- Computers accelerate tear film dehydration and water evaporation because:
- They create or reflect glare and intensely bright light.
- They are almost always indoors, which tends to be less humid than outdoors.
- They cause a decreased blink rate (blinking replenishes the tear film), which may drop from 30-40 times a minute to three times a minute.
- They contribute to brain and body stress, which is dehydrating.
- To re-hydrate dry eyes, simply add water to the dehydrated tear film!
- Formulated eye drops are inconvenient to apply, excessively large in volume, contain little natural water and are not always effective.
- Nature’s Tears EyeMist instantly and conveniently replaces lost tear film water.
Nature’s Tears EyeMist.
To supplement tear film water and minimize dry eye symptoms, mist your eyes frequently with Nature’s Tears EyeMist. With no dosage limit, all-natural Nature’s Tears EyeMist may be applied whenever computer dry eye symptoms are experienced. Always keep Nature’s Tears EyeMist beside your computer (and combine it with a complete daily hydration program that includes drinking 8-10 glasses of water a day).
Computer vision syndrome prevention tips:
- An eye care professional may prescribe special “computer glasses.”
- Keep a glass of water (And Nature’s Tears EyeMist) near your desk to help humidify the air.
- Drink bottled water while you work…but pour it into a glass first. Total daily water intake should be at least 8 to 10 glasses.
- Make a conscious effort to blink more often.
- Several times per hour, look around the room at objects of varying distances.
- Take scheduled breaks away from your desk (outdoors if possible).
- To reduce glare, position your computer so windows are at the side of your computer rather than in the front or back. Adjust window blinds accordingly.
- If possible, turn off fluorescent overhead lights and switch to a desk lamp.
- Attach a glare-blocking hood or filter to your monitor.
- Crack a window to let in humid air from the outside. Outdoor air is free of re-circulated bacteria and shed skin particles from co-workers, which enters via the heating/cooling system and can cause eye and skin dehydration.
- Set the REFRESH RATE on your monitor as high as you can (over 85). Use a flat-screen if possible. A low refresh rate (60 or less), on a cathode ray monitor, can cause dry eye, eye strain and headache.
- Take a shower every day that allow plenty of steam and water to penetrate your eyes, skin, breathing passages and lungs.
- Every couple weeks, take a long, luxuriant hot body bath with a cup of Epsom salt dissolved in the bathtub water. This will detoxify, lubricate and humidify dry eyes and skin, improve skin flexibility and benefit all part of the body.
- Keep your body fit: Reduce stress, establish a daily program of sleep, fresh air and exercise, control your weight, avoid sugar (which is dehydrating) and eat lots of dark green leafy vegetables (eye food).