The following tips can help you keep your eyes
healthy and your vision as clear as possible.
Provide good light for reading, work, or study
(soft background light plus a light on your task).
breaks from close work and visually demanding tasks. Blink often, and close and
rest your eyes when they feel tired or dry.
Avoid glare on TV and
computer screens. Place your TV or computer screen where lights do not reflect
on the screen. Some people find it easier to work on a computer in a dimly lit
room. And some people use special nonglare screens that fit over the computer screen.
Wear proper eye safety equipment for hazardous
Wear UV-blocking sunglasses to protect your eyes from
excessive ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun. Too much UV exposure can damage your retina and cause lasting vision loss. It can also raise the risk of
Avoid smoke and other things that irritate your eyes.
This information is produced and provided by the National
Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National
Institute via the Internet web site at http://
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
September 09, 2014
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