Why you get blurred vision from dry eyes and what you can do about it
Do you ever notice that if you have been working intensely with your computer, you are sitting closer and closer to it? Have you noticed that a combination of the glare from the light and the dryness of the room causes you to close up your eyes and your vision to blur?
You try and blink to clear the vision, but it barely works.You put in an eyedrop, and it might work for about 10 to 15 minutes, but at the end of the day your eyes are tired, and they are dry.
Did you know that the complaint of dry eyes is one of the commonest eye conditions for which people seek the advice of an ophthalmologist?
You may well have a relative who you recall had to have their eyedrops all the time because their eyes feel dry.
It does not have to be grittiness or feeling of sand in your eyes.It can be that they feel tired and essentially dry. You have difficulty in opening the eyelids, and when you do open them, you do not seem to be able to see so clearly. This blurred vision is going to impact on your ability to work and your ability to drive.You have just to close your eyes (when not driving of course) and rest them, get up and walk away from the computer, go outside into the fresh air, go for a walk, and put in some eyedrops.
There is no point sitting at the computer blinking away trying to see when they have dried up.
Should we be doing less computer work?I think that is a question we should all be asking ourselves.We love our tablets, our mobile phones, our connectivity.
I realised the other day, I was sitting at my desk, and I had opened my Ipad, my nice small smartphone and then my other slightly larger smartphone. I was using three small digital screens at the same time: one was to watch TV, another was to do e-mails, and the third was for Whatsapp messaging. I was multitasking with three screens.Not a good habit from the eye aspect.
If you have any queries and want to know more about dry eye, you should contact Clinica London. Our staff and consultants would be happy to help you.