5. Eye Strain

Cause: The specific cause for eyestrain varies for each individual. However, there are three general causes of this work-related problem. These causes are: poor lighting, harmful work habits, and lack of proper eye care.

Solution: Adjust the lighting in your workspace, as well as the brightness and contrast settings of your computer. You should choose the settings that make your eyes feel most comfortable – nothing too dark or too bright.

The next thing is to have better work habits. You can try enlarging the text on your monitor so you won’t have to strain to read small fonts. When you can, read documents offline. And of course, take breaks to give your eyes a rest. Eye exercises are also said to help relax the eyes. Because eye strain can lead to more serious eye problems, you should get your eyes checked regularly or wear glasses if you have to.

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